The CYP (Children and Young People) part of the Wellbeing Service is delivered by YMCA DownsLink Group.
What is Dramatherapy?
Dramatherapy is a form of psychological therapy in which all of the performance arts are utilised within the therapeutic relationship. Dramatherapists are both artists and clinicians and draw on their trainings in theatre/drama and therapy to create methods to engage clients in effecting psychological, emotional and social changes.
The therapy gives equal validity to body and mind within the dramatic context; stories, myths, playtexts, puppetry, masks and improvisation are examples of the range of artistic interventions a Dramatherapist may employ. These will enable the client to explore difficult and painful life experiences through an indirect approach.
who is Dramatherapy for?
Children and young people aged 4+ with mild to moderate mental health presentations that would benefit from a creative, indirect approach to exploring difficulties such as low mood, anxiety, stress and self-esteem.
Dramatherapy can also benefit children and young people who are cognitively or developmentally unable to engage with a more direct counselling approach.
If you are aged between 18 and 25 (or older), please complete a referral form for the Adult Wellbeing Service.