Art Therapy is an extremely beneficial tool for the young people at Baca. For those whose language is a barrier, being introduced to art can be important in facilitating communication. But more than this, art enables the young person to do something for themselves, to express their own imagination, their thoughts and their identity at a time when they are faced with the challenge of a new country, new language and new culture. It can allow stories to be told and witnessed, build resilience and a sense of being listened too and that their experiences are important.
During art sessions, the young people learn how art and creativity can help with their mental health and are given the opportunity for one to one sessions.