…More Than Just An Art Class
The Art Studios, an idea that began in 1992, has been a unique, nationally-recognized therapeutic haven for many living with a mental health diagnosis and/or addictions. The Peer Support model, run and organized by mental health consumers, builds self-esteem and empowers people to acquire a sense of control over their individual health care. Moving towards self-expression as a form of self-integration, it is more than just a leisure program. It’s a way of healing.
“The Art Studios is a safe, respectful and accepting community where people with a major mental illness diagnosis, in co-operation with rehabilitation staff, provide opportunities to grow through participation in art.”
“The fact that The Art Studios has become so popular, for so long is a measure of the success of this cooperative model.
Occupational Therapists have made presentations at several conferences and receive praise because of it continued success.”
The Art Studios program continues to evolve as more consumers become aware of its existence and wish to express themselves through art.
For more information about The Art Studios and its programs, please call 604-871-9788