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Community Arts Therapies (CAT) 2005 – 2006

Evaluation of a 6 month Pilot Project in Art Psychotherapy run with a group of clients with severe and enduring mental health problems, in a community setting in Bath.


This evaluation has been prepared with the clinical knowledge of the clients involved in this Pilot Project.



CAT [The Community Arts Therapies], was set up to establish a service to provide Art Psycho/therapy, Dramatherapy, Dance Movement Therapy and Music Therapy for people with severe and enduring mental health needs in a community location, previously lacking in Bath and North East Somerset (BANES) and to fulfil the standards set out in the National Service Framework [NSF] for mental health.

This initial Pilot Project was set up with funding to work with the BANES locality NHS [National Health Service] Recovery Team, and their clients. Historically, CAT has strong links with The Recovery Team via professionals who have worked together with a crossover of mental health clients with a variety of severe mental health problems.

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