A Diversity Accepting Youth Art Group
Details: An open studio Art Therapy group for youth aged roughly between 16-25 who identify as being neurodiverse or diverse in some way.
A neurodiversity, gender diversity and diversity accepting and affirming space.
For youth who enjoy art making or crafts. A friendly small group to focus on self-directed art making.
Those who are quiet or feel shy are welcome to come and quietly make art without feeling pressured to talk.
About Therapist: Alana Stewart is a Registered Art Therapist, Counsellor and Artist.
Alana is from a neurodiverse family with close members on the autism spectrum. She has a good understanding of the needs of people who are neurodiverse from her lived experience and wealth of professional experience in disability services, coming close to 10 years. Alana works with many youth who are neurodiverse, LGBTQI+, including those who are non-binary and use they/them pronouns.
Goals: Art Therapy supports emotional regulation skills and improving mental health.
Art making in a supportive group environment helps to grow confidence in self-expression and self-esteem. This group is also to support positive identity around neurodiversity and diversity.
When: Thursdays fortnightly after school, starting March or April depending on referrals.
Time: Likely 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Requires a commitment to join for a term period. Shorter trial period can be requested.
Intake info: Group size limited to 4 participants with 1 therapist.
Accepting referrals now, requires an intake assessment done by the participant or their chosen parent/carer.
Please ask questions or request meet and greet.
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