Therapeutic effects of working with clay

Date published: 28 Nov 2012

Posted by: Joe Pick

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This film gives an overview of the Clay Transformations research project.  The one-year project focused on research that will support young people who access local mental health services often leading to psychosocial issues, exclusion and challenges regarding school environments.  The film feature interviews with some of the academics, psychologists, psychotherapists and artists involved in the project.  It was produced by Anthony McCourt.

Clay Transformations was an innovative research project based at the University of Nottingham which investigated the therapeutic effects of using clay in work with teenagers dealing with feelings of anger, anxiety and depression. The project team was a cross disciplinary mix of academics, psychologists, psychotherapists and local artists, teamed up with professionals in the NHS, third sector and colleagues at Nottingham Contemporary and City Arts.