November 2018 saw the first NHS pilot of the creative therapy intervention. A workshop was held in Manchester for IAPT staff members who experienced the intervention as a participant. Afterwards, a focus group was held to gain insight into the workshop, to determine what was helpful or not and how the intervention could be improved for service user participants.
Following the staff intervention, a further workshop and focus group was held in December for service users. We received lots of valuable feedback which is currently under analysis.
Some artworks produced by participants are below