|Association||South East Association|
In 2019 I travelled to the USA to research the use of performing arts to help people heal from the effects of trauma. At the time of my fellowship I was employed as a Specialist Trauma Therapist at a domestic abuse charity in Brighton and Hove. I applied for a Fellowship because I wanted to explore how the arts could be used to support psychological recovery for those affected by trauma, such as violence and abuse. During my Fellowship, I spent six weeks in the USA visiting projects who use performing arts to facilitate healing from trauma. Since returning, I oversaw the development of a music therapy project for survivors of domestic abuse and have also become a Senior Mental Health Practitioner for a new schools-based Mental Health Support Team. I am thrilled that my Fellowship report has now been published and I am very excited to continue implementing the learning in the UK.
Key workers providing treatment, care and emergency response on the frontline are at risk of developing mental health problems linked to the current Covid-19 crisis. My...