A bucket and spade, the crunch in your sandwiches from the sand, having to lick your ice cream so it doesn’t drip all down your hand and narrowly missing out on that soft toy that you’ve paid over the odds for at the arcades. There is something quite unique about a trip to the seaside. […]
There’s simply not enough funding put into certain areas of the mental health services in this country. This needs to change. Therapy is often a last ditch attempt to regain mental stability when there is nowhere else to turn to. There’s a taboo that comes along with the thought of someone, ‘resorting’ to psychotherapy, because […]
I sat down to talk to Art therapy lecturer Manda Thompson from the University of Chester. She teaches the subject and also works outside the classroom as an art therapist using the practice to help young children. She talked to me about her students and what they have to do after they complete their degrees […]
I had the chance to speak to Psychologist Kim Hamilton about what she does in her line of work. I spoke with her about how she uses art in her sessions, even though she is not an ‘art therapist’ herself, and how this helps her in sessions. She talked to me about the importance […]
Whilst conducting interviews and travelling up the country to try and obtain interviewees, I’ve seen a recurring trend on my art therapy journey. There appears to be a severe lack of art therapists, as I’ve been told, and I’ve noticed this particularly in the North in smaller, isolated towns and villages. Now, this is fairly […]
Body-dysmorphia is a prevalent anxiety disorder affecting 1 in 10 men in the UK. This project looks at the disorder, steroids and support.
BDD sufferers can get help from support groups. The West Midlands OCD support group has started to welcome people with BDD. Find out more…