We are so happy to begin our Occupational Therapy through Arts and Crafts workshops for children in Sandfield Park School.
Here’s your chance to meet the team:
Amy Humphries, Occupational Therapist
Amy is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist, who qualified from the University of Salford in 2008. Amy has worked in both acute and community settings, with patients of all ages. Amy is passionate about working in neurology and currently works in paediatric neuro-rehabilitation. Amy works with children who have experienced an acute neurological event.
She aims to help them regain, or find new ways to engage in the activities that are meaningful and purposeful to them. “I am really excited to be involved in the project as I feel the group provides opportunity for children to experience activities that they don’t usually have access to. Art is a brilliant therapeutic medium and it’s been great to work with Emily to plan exciting activities that will allow children to work on improving their upper limb function whilst also having fun.”
Emily Motto, Arts and Crafts Leader
Emily is an artist currently working in a studio at The Bluecoat in Liverpool. She works between sculpture, installation and drawing, often creating playful and unstable forms, arenas and mazes. Emily works in a material- lead way, and many aspects of her work are defined by coping with unanticipated elements whilst making, and shapes that emerge from her experiments.
“I'm passionate about the power of creative activity to support and give vibrancy to everyday life, which is why I am really excited to be working on The Brain Charity’s Brain Changer Arts Project. I love creating things with others, and I am looking forward to working with new groups of people, and understanding more from an Occupational Therapy perspective through working with Amy, the impact that different artistic activities can have.”
Our project has been funded by BBC Children in Need for 3 years to deliver two different types of workshops – Occupational Therapy through Arts and Crafts and Physiotherapy through Dance to children and young people with neurological conditions. We look forward to bringing our project to a venue near you in 2020.
Please get in touch to find out more information or to suggest someone who might benefit from taking part.