Last week we were informed of a great opportunity to volunteer within the Occupational Health department under the NHS and work on a Art Therapy placement that would be for a few hours each week, that's all I know about it so far.
Art Therapy really interests me as I also use Art as a therapy myself as well as it being something I love. I have also worked as a Caseworker in the Welfare to Work sector, and although it wasn't from a creative aspect, it involved working with people and supporting them to overcome emotional hurdles and challenges etc, it also involved understanding and connecting to individuals and I connected my experience from that role to this placement as being of some relevance and obviously I love art and all things creative.
I don't know what to expect yet but I am excited to find out. I will be meeting with the Manager and some other students on Friday to find out more about the opportunity.