Music therapy is a psychological therapy that aims to create positive changes in emotional wellbeing and communication through the engagement of musical interaction. It's based on the idea that all individuals have the ability to respond to music and sound and that this can lead to positive changes in behaviour and improved social and communication skills, especially in people with autism.
Our drumming workshops are for young people and adults with disabilities aged 16 and over. They are facilitated by a professional musician, alongside our qualified dramatherapists and experienced performing arts team. Sessions are held at our base in Wigan on Thursdays from 4.30pm to 6.30pm and are just £5 per person.
SCOOP stands for Social Community Options and Opportunities for People. It's our new Sunday social club for young people and adults aged 16 and over with any kind of disability. We offer full-day and half-day sessions from 10am to 5pm. See our Q&A leaflet for more details.
Shop and Cook
Our Tuesday and Wednesday half-day shop and cook sessions are very popular. We decide as a group what we would like to make each week and then shop for the ingredients. Sessions include: healthy menus, cooking on a budget, cake making, international cuisine and looking at our different dietary and cultural requirements.
Sensory and holistic wellbeing
We now offer full and half-day sessions, which include: laughter therapy, sensory sessions in our Snoezelen, yoga, circles of wellbeing, aromatherapy massage, reflexology, and sessions tailored to individual needs. The aim is to improve holistic wellbeing, maintain/develop joint flexibility, build resilience, and help people to work through life's challenges (manage anger, stress relief, come to terms with a loss or bereavement, etc.)
We offer a rolling programme of arts activities, chosen by individuals as a group, but also tailored to individual needs. Sessions are full or half day and include: painting, drawing, paper mache, collage, model and puppet making.