This April, Childhood Cancer Support is excited to present the 2015 addition of creative health services; the HEALING HEARTS program.
HEALING HEARTS is a creative health service for children and their families living with childhood cancer. Funded by Childhood Cancer Support, this service is free and open to all oncology families. By creating a safe and supportive environment, our art therapist and co-facilitators aim to promote social and emotional well-being and empowerment through art and creativity.
The beauty of art therapy lies in its simplicity, and its inclusivity, by appealing to all ages and backgrounds. It supports the whole family, and treats the whole person – body, mind and soul – not just the symptoms.
You don’t have to be an artist to benefit. No art skills are needed. Art therapy focuses on the art process as it is made rather than the finished final form. How you feel while making art and what you learn about yourself is the most important thing.
Our programs, workshops and creative events consist of various themed activities. We use art making forms such as painting, drawing, collaging, clay, mask making, sculpture, and visual journaling just to name a few.
Other forms of creative arts and techniques are used alongside the art making such as music, drama, dance, guided visualisations and relaxation techniques.
Childhood Cancer Support’s creative health service HEALING HEARTS welcomes anyone who has been affected by childhood cancer, regardless of where they are at in their journey. This includes siblings, carers and friends of inpatients and outpatient families. No artistic skills are needed – all your need to bring is yourself!
Childhood Cancer Support offers a variety of HEALING HEARTS extended programs and once-off workshops throughout the year.
WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
You can complete the online registration form here.