Art as therapy: an effective way of promoting positive mental health?

@article{Heenan2006ArtAT,
  title={Art as therapy: an effective way of promoting positive mental health?},
  author={Deirdre Heenan},
  journal={Disability \& Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={21},
  pages={179 - 191}
}
  • D. Heenan
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology
  • Disability & Society
The aim of this study is to evaluate the contribution that creative arts can play in promoting positive mental health and well‐being. The research is based on a case study of an innovative art therapy programme delivered by a community‐based mental health organisation in Northern Ireland, as part of a supported recovery programme. The study reported here explored the experiences and perceptions of the service users through in‐depth interviews and focus groups. The art as therapy course was… Expand

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