Promoting Positive Mental Health

ArtEffect | Promoting Positive Mental Health

Since 2017, Daisi has been developing an arts specific workshop programme, that is directly aimed at supporting the emotional, psychological and social well being needs of children and young people in Devon and Torbay.

Working with a range of creative practitioners and through collaboration and consultation with The Zone In Plymouth, Youth Arts and Health Trust, as well as teachers, support workers, primary, secondary and special needs school pupils, Daisi has refined and shaped an evaluated, demonstrably effective workshop model.

Currently ArtEffect is available for children and young people from 11 – 16 years old who have been identified as having or potentially having mental health issues.

The workshops are effective due to the structure and specific delivery skills of the trained creative practitioners.

ArtEffect is a carefully designed creative therapeutic intervention.
It is not and does not attempt to be a form of prescribed Art Therapy.

What are the evidenced benefits for young people who engage in ArtEffect workshops?

  • increased confidence and resilience
  • better able to cope with making mistakes
  • increased levels of engagement and positive outcomes
  • ability to recognise links between creative success and the impact on their emotions
  • being reassured and able to express themselves
  • identified feeling safer and calmer
  • feeling connected and supported
  • expressed a willingness and interest in engaging in future projects and creative work

It’s a safe environment to be yourself through art. People understand what you are going through and are supportive.

Participant age 14

I’ve learnt that mistakes are proof that you are trying. It’s OK to get something wrong. I can have another go.

Participant age 7

What is the ArtEffect programme?

How much does an ArtEffect programme cost?

The Daisi, ArtEffect programme runs for 10 week, with a maximum of 10 young people, identified as having mental health issues. The full cost for this carefully designed and effective programme, costs £3,300 – the equivalent of £33 per head per session.

This cost covers: The artist’s fees and travel for 10 weeks, all materials, planning and preparation for 10 weeks, evaluation materials, face to face pre-meeting with the artist and ongoing supervision and training for artist during the programme provided by Daisi.

Please contact Daisi if you would like advice on how to raise money to pay for our services.  Arts Council England also provide an information sheet on other sources of funding for the arts, which you can find on their website.

How do I book?

Please follow the link below to complete an online enquiry form to contact Daisi to express your interest in planing an ArtEffect project for your school.