Introducing the new CADA Art Therapy Project

We are delighted to announce that until March 2023, we will be proudly delivering the CADA (Children Affected by Domestic Abuse) Art Therapy Project.

With thanks to the CADA funding we have received, we can now offer art therapy to children and young people (age 5-25) that have been affected by domestic abuse in North Nottinghamshire.

What is art therapy?

Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on using the art-making process as its primary mode of communication. Artwork created in the presence of an art therapist can provide a focus for discussion, helping the client reflect and make sense of behaviours and emotions that may feel confusing and hard to put into words.

Children and young people who attend art therapy do not need to be good at art, the focus is on how the art-making process and the art materials are used to express feelings rather than creating a masterpiece.

How does it work?

The art therapy team are available to offer 1-1 individual sessions, group sessions and dyadic art therapy (working with the parent and child together).

Please do contact us if you would like to make a referral for yourself or on behalf of a child or young person to access art therapy with NIDAS as part of our CADA project.

Telephone number: 01623 683 250 (Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm and Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm)

Email address: [email protected]

For more information about art therapy, please visit our Art Psychotherapy Service page.