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Arts and creative therapies

Explains what arts and creative therapies are, the different types that exist and how to access them.

Mind's services

  • Mind's helplines provide information and support by phone and email.
  • Local Minds offer face-to-face services across England and Wales. These services include talking therapies, peer support and advocacy.
  • Side by Side is our supportive online community for anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Other organisations

Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy UK

admp.org.uk
Professional body for dance movement therapists. Provides information and a list of accredited therapists.

British Association for Music Therapy

020 7837 6100
bamt.org
Professional body for music therapists. Provides information about music therapy and a register of accredited therapists.

British Association of Art Therapists

baat.org
Professional body for visual art therapists. Provides information about art therapy and a register of accredited therapists.

British Association of Dramatherapists

badth.org.uk
Professional body for dramatherapists. Provides information about dramatherapy and a register of accredited therapists.

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

hcpc-uk.co.uk
Regulates some types of health, psychology and social work professionals.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

nice.org.uk
Produces guidelines on best practice in healthcare.

Nordoff Robbins

nordoff-robbins.org.uk
Charity that provides music therapy and accepts self-referrals.

Roundabout Dramatherapy

roundaboutdramatherapy.org.uk
Charity that conducts long-term and short-term dramatherapy projects.

This information was published in November 2018. We will revise it in 2021.

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