Authors: Zoe Scroggings, NSW
Event: 2000 TheMHS Conference
Subject: book of proceedings, The YPPI Creative Arts Project, Creativity And The Arts, NON-CLINICAL INTERVENTION, FIRST EPISODE PSYCHOSIS, YOUNG PEOPLE
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: The YPPI Creative Arts Project was initially funded by the National Mental Health Reform and Incentive Funding in recognition that 'non-clinical' interventions are relatively unexplored when intervening with young people who have experienced first episode psychosis. The YPPI program has had the opportunity to implement and evaluate the creative arts as an intervention modality to compliment other interventions in the recovery process. The aim of the Creative Arts Project is to develop specific arts based projects for young people who have experienced first episode psychosis. Keeping in mind that every individual is a natural artist and by creating opportunities for young people to explore the possibilities of artistic expression without judgement can lead to greater self awareness and self esteem.