Creative therapies

Coram's ground-breaking art and music therapy helps 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.

*A film transcript for our film is provided for accessibility. Reproduction by third parties is strictly forbidden. Please contact our Press Office with enquiries.

Visit our YouTube channel to view more films about Coram Creative Therapies

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 refer a child or young person for Creative Therapies. For any other questions and to find out more, contact our team on 020 7520 0311 or at

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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