SOLA ARTS

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Supporting refugees and vulnerable people through specialist Art Therapy programmes (mixed gender, women only, adults, children and dementia), Social & Development Support, playschemes for recently settled refugee families, Youth projects, Volunteering and Skilling Up programmes.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1128459)

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  • I can't explain how much SOLA ARTS has helped me. I was suicidal but now I see life can be good. SOLA helps me in every way.

    — Anon

  • Through making pictures I work out my feelings and reduce my anxiety. I have experienced torture.Now I can express what has happened to me.

    — Anon

  • Art therapy has changed my life- for 15 years I was alone at home, no I travel by taxi myself to therapy and art groups and I enjoy life

    — Anon

  • Through making pictures I work out my feelings and reduce my anxiety. I have experienced torture.Now I can express what has happened to me.

    — Anon

  • Art therapy has changed my life- for 15 years I was alone at home, no I travel by taxi myself to therapy and art groups and I enjoy life

    — Anon

  • I can't explain how much SOLA ARTS has helped me. I was suicidal but now I see life can be good. SOLA helps me in every way.

    — Anon

Situation

Mental ill-health and learning to cope on the road through recovery is not easy. We know this first hand as our staff and volunteers have their own lived experienced of mental distress either personally or through being carers of a loved one with mental distress. So, we know how important both psychological and the right type of social support is, and we provide this 52 weeks of the year. Mental distress, isolation, social anxiety, impacts of the effects of trauma and integration.

Solution

Specialist programmes of support delivered by qualified & registered Art Psychotherapists, Social Worker together as well as creative mentors & facilitators; > Specialist therapy (Art Psychotherapy) > Social & Development support > Youth programmes > Refugee focused Playschemes > Volunteering & skilling up Another of our projects is Coordinating a month long refugee festival called FESTIVAL 31. There are many other projects that we run through the week and annually, too many to mention!