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Fine Lines Art Therapy
The Josh Hanson Charitable Trust

Year 3 - 6 Free In-person School Offer


Project availability

from 28 October 2022 to 28 July 2023


Our art therapy programme is being offered to primary school children who have been identified as highly likely to be referred to CAHMS by the designated safeguarding lead and special needs coordinator.

The sessions will be delivered and supported by the following:

  • A registered Art Therapist who has over 20 years of experience working in various children’s support services including CAMHS
  • A session Lead/project coordinator who is an expert by experience working with and supporting children with mental health challenges and neurodiversity

How it works:

The sessions are delivered once a week to a maximum of 8 children in your school, either 1-2-1, or in pairs. The participants benefit from a tailored session adapting to their needs and ability - paying particular focus on wellbeing and resilience.

Each session is an hour long, every week, over 7 weeks. Each school is different, but they normally run after school, or during school time.

What will the sessions help young people with:

  1. Identifying physical and psychological trauma responses and trauma recovery practices
  2. Overcoming barriers that prevent self-expression i.e. anxiety and panic attacks,
  3. Identifying strategies to manage thoughts and feelings.
  4. How to develop intrapersonal skills i.e overcoming fears, managing emotions, building self-confidence
  5. Helping to develop communication skills.
  6. Identify ways to cope with trauma recognising their own strengths and weaknesses.
  7. Helping children with ADHD, ADD, Dyslexia and Autism to build mental flexibility, problem-solving skills, and clear communication practice.

The role of the partner school:

We know it is an especially challenging time for schools, and capacity is tight. We are mindful of this, and we aim to keep school staff time to a minimum.

We don't need school staff to be present in the sessions, but we would need you to:

  • Identify the 8 children in your school
  • Get parental consent (we will share with you our straightforward referral form)
  • A short weekly touch point with the school lead to feedback

Get in touch:

If you would like to talk about running this service in your school, you can call us on 07968798864 or email us at or you can fill out the enquiry button and we will be in touch with you.

SEND friendly

We offer some 1:1 support for children with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities at this programme. Contact us to discuss how we can support your child.

We've worked with the following schools

Grange Primary School logo
Grange Primary School
Norbury School logo
Norbury School
Elmgrove Primary School & Nursery logo
Elmgrove Primary School & Nursery


The Josh Hanson Charitable Trust

07968798864 email hidden; JavaScript is required
15 Bridgewater Road, Wembley, HA0 1AQ

In Cooperation with:

A partnership between: Family Action (SENDIAS Service in Harrow), Central and North West London (CNWL), Fresh Arts C.I.C, Khulisa, Heads Up Partnership, Harrow Carers, Mind in Harrow, The Josh Hanson Charitable Trust, Sweet Science Foundation.



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