Thursday, May 24, 2012
As part of Drug Action Week, the Alcohol and Other Drug Service at Colac Area Health has been funded by the Department of Health to run an Art Therapy course.
Some of the known benefits of taking part in Art Therapy can be self-discovery, personal fulfilment, empowerment, relaxation and the promotion of psychological healing.
Painting sessions will be run over a number of weeks on a Wednesday night and all materials will be supplied; course is free of charge for participants. The first night is scheduled for Wednesday, 30 May, 2012 from 6 – 8 pm.
At the completion of the Art Therapy sessions, participants’ paintings will be exhibited in Studio 92 for the duration of Drug Action Week. On Friday, 22June the exhibition will be officially closed with a light supper. Maureen Hayes and Maude Berry from Colac Area Health, who both have an extensive interest in art, will act as mentors to assist participants to express themselves on canvas.
Participants do not have to be current clients of Colac Area Health. The group is open to anyone who has had drug and/or alcohol issues impact on their life. This could be a person with current or past drug or alcohol problems, a partner or sibling, or even a carer.
Anyone wishing to take part in the course is encouraged to contact Maude Berry at Colac Area Health for further details, on 5232 5140.