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

British Association for Music Therapy

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

British Association of Art Therapists
Professional body for visual art therapists. Provides information about art therapy and a register of accredited therapists.

British Association of Dramatherapists
Professional body for dramatherapists. Provides information about dramatherapy and a register of accredited therapists.

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Regulates some types of health, psychology and social work professionals.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Produces guidelines on best practice in healthcare.

Nordoff Robbins
Charity that provides music therapy and accepts self-referrals.

Roundabout Dramatherapy
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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