Benefits

There are 3 main approaches Pablos adopts to its operations: bottom-up (empowering the service-user voice), person-centred (ensuring all activities are tailored to each individuals unique needs/goals), and recovery (focusing on creating positive opportunities for the future living with ones illness rather than hoping for a cure). The adaptability inherent in these approaches enables Pablos to respond to the communities changing need. Arts based interventions in mental health establish a resounding amount of benefits that build resilience and motivation, including:

Self-

Expression

Coping

Mechanisms

Skill

Building

Community

Building

Goal

Planning

Social

Connection

Self

Affirmation

Boosting

Confidence

Cultural

Inclusivity

Breaking

Stigmas

Peer

Support

Story

Telling

Mental

Wellbeing

Decision

Making

Acceptance

“It works!”

“Pablos art therapy groups allow thoughtful expression of self-recognition of feelings and close connections to art.”

“I love the social connection and creativity.”

“I value being able to share in a group experience.”

“Pablos is a positive place for me to come regularly.”

“I have found the tutors outstanding, welcoming and well boundaries – such a depth of knowledge pertaining art technique.”

“I value being involved with my peers in our safe constructive community.”

“It’s an amazing privilege to be able to come here and have tutors and art supplies supplied for us. It’s given me a sense of purpose and a reason to get out of the house.”

“It’s calming, allows for freedom of thought and feelings of achievement.”