Birmingham Centre For Arts Therapies

Cost of project

£2,000

Intro

The Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies (BCAT) is an innovative Charity founded in 1993 with the promise of providing an accessible Arts Therapy service throughout the Midlands.

What is Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies?

Arts Therapists work with both Adults and Children who have a wide range of needs such as those arising from emotional, behavioural, or mental health problems, as well as the effects of stress and trauma. BCAT allows the chance for people to explore these difficulties, no matter what they are, in a safe environment with a registered therapist who is trained to offer support and encouragement. As well as the In- house referrals, BCAT also offers an Outreach programme. This Outreach programme sees Volunteers who have professional Art qualifications reaching out to the local Community and delivering Arts via health therapeutic sessions.

If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?

BCAT would like to offer free Art, Drama, Music and Dance Arts sessions at our base in Highgate for local Children of all surrounding areas to attend, culminating with an end of show performance that all the Community can see. Some of these Children will have never been to the Theatre or a Concert, and we would like to open up the Arts World for youngsters who may not necessarily have a way into this World otherwise. By providing this service, BCAT will be helping to give local Children the opportunity to develop their confidence, as well as help improve their physical and mental health. The Children will have something to aim for, with the chance to make new friends, and break down Community barriers. Each Child would also be given their own T-shirt to wear so they will have a sense of inclusion and value. The Children will all be able to come and join in for a few hours each week, and just have fun! These sessions will allow the Children to have access to something that they wouldn’t normally have. The Children will also be given the opportunity to decide what the theme for the end of show performance will be for themselves.

Where can people go to find out more about Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies?

For more information about the project, please contact: Richard Mole, Project Manager

Tel: 0121 440 8273 Email: richard.mole74@gmail.com

You can visit their website: www.bcat.info
Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies is also on Facebook and Twitter.

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