23 Jul 2018

Art therapy boosts mental health in Christchurch

From Nine To Noon, 9:39 am on 23 July 2018

Otautahi Creative Spaces was set up in 2015, in response to the emotional fallout from the Christchurch quakes. The latest analysis of the arts programme, which was funded by the Red Cross, has revealed a 'profound' impact on those involved, with participants shown to have become more connected and resilient, with improved social skills, new mindsets and new skills.

Its founder and manager, Kim Morton talks to Kathryn Ryan about the life changing potential of exploring your artistic side.