Interested in taking part?
Cashback: Connecting Through Creativity offers fun creative activities and art sessions to children and young people aged 10 to 25 in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. These sessions aim to explore and establish positive frameworks for relationships in their personal lives.
Encouraging children and young people to express their emotions can be challenging, but this project aims to increase their confidence, develop communication skills, build resilience, and encourage personal growth and independence. Participants will be supported to explore a range of issues, including trust, relationship building, emotional literacy, and positive ways to work through difficult feelings, using creativity and art.
The project will offer enjoyable, therapy-informed group and one-to-one engagements, facilitated by trained creative practitioners who will be flexible and responsive to individual needs while supporting young-person-led learning. They will organise a series of workshops tailored to each programme, culminating in an exhibition of the participants’ work or a celebration event planned by the children and young people involved.
Core to this project is the understanding that creativity is invaluable to working through the impacts of trauma, and that working together is key to building positive relationship skills.
In addition to supporting children and young people, the project offers support and guidance for parents and caregivers to engage in group and one-to-one sessions. These sessions aim to build their confidence and understanding while using art to strengthen their relationships with their children or young people.
Much of this project will be delivered through partnerships with other agencies, so if you are a professional working with young people in Aberdeen or Aberdeenshire and you think they might benefit from some sessions, please get in touch.