Birmingham City Council Cultural Development Service team up with Birmingham Centre for Art Therapies to support local practitioners

Free support for Birmingham based lead artists and projects working with vulnerable clients when delivering activities against health and wellbeing outcomes in Birmingham.

Many arts groups are run by artists and creatives who do not have a specific mental health/therapeutic background. This leaves them greatly exposed in managing the difficulties and challenges that arise from working with acute mental health needs of the people they work with, and also themselves.  

Birmingham Centre for Art Therapies (BCAT) offers fully qualified HCPC registered Arts Therapists and Supervisors to develop these skills which are absolutely vital in safeguarding both artist and participant and has been commissioned to deliver a series of training and supervision sessions to support artists when delivering such activities with vulnerable clients. This pioneering project aims to offer a supervision and training package to support artists so that they have the awareness and knowledge to develop their practice, psychological thinking and accountability.  

There will be regular group supervision sessions, as well as individual sessions for those working with some of the more difficult mental health cases.

Dates for the introductory sessions are:

Thursday 4 November 2021 -   11am -12pm - Training 'What is Supervision?'

Thursday 11 November 2021 - 10am-11am - Training 'What is Supervision?'

                                                  11am - 12pm - Supervision Session

                                                   Followed by Working Group

Thursday 18 November 2021 - 10am-11am - Training 'What is Supervision?'

                                                  11am - 12pm - Supervision Session

If you would like to book or find out more please email Dawn Durrant (Clinical Lead) at the Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies