Coram's ground-breaking art and music therapy help children and young people overcome complex and traumatic backgrounds every day.
Some children may have witnessed violence or experienced neglect and some have physical or psychological conditions that could see them socially isolated.They are often unable to understand or explain their feelings. Watch our four-minute film clip to see how our Creative Therapies can help.
Helping children and young people
Our art and music therapy sessions are delivered at our Coram Campus in London, in schools and in the community. They are based on our rich musical and artistic heritage. The composer Handel and the artist Hogarth were two of Coram's earliest supporters and music and art continue to influence our work with children and young people.
The impact of Coram's creative therapy
In the year 2016-2017, 173 children and young people received creative therapy from Coram's experienced therapists including:
- 57 children at four specialist schools in Camden, who were helped to address behavioural and communication difficulties.
- 33 children at a special educational needs school, who received music therapy.
For many children and young people it is the first step towards finding ways of dealing with their feelings of loss, frustration and emotional trauma so that they can start to learn to trust, love and lead happier lives. In 2016-2017, 100% of head teachers and teachers were satisfied with the service.
Parents and professionals can find out more about referring a child or young person for Creative Therapies here. For any other questions and to find out more, contact our team on 020 7520 0311 or at [email protected].
He was able to show his angry feelings without anything being broken or anyone being hurt, then he could leave it behind. - Mum of six-year-old boy
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