Small group creative coaching to help young people express themselves and build confidence through art.
Happy Cactus Creative Coaching is a safe and inclusive space for young people to be creative. We believe that giving young people opportunities to explore their feelings and emotions through art and self expression is vital to support emotional resilience, good mental health and to build confidence.
This is more than just an art club.
Happy Cactus is committed to using informal spaces to support young people to improve their mental health and this mission underpins everything we do.
Sessions are themed around key issues for young people, and include an element of structured group work which is embedded into the creative activity. Topics covered include:
- understanding emotions
- coping with fear and worry
- friendships and relationships
- identity and self image
- food, sleep and self care
- hopes and dreams
The creative coaching sessions are delivered by talented young artists as well an experienced mental health professional together, with a ratio of one coach to every three/four children.
Sessions are delivered in groups of no more than ten young people and all materials are provided.
Venue - Egglescliffe Community Centre, Eaglescliffe, Stockton On Tees, TS160EH