Art therapy uses many different kinds of art: painting, drawing, colouring, photography, sculpting and others.
Art therapy can help with some of the physical symptoms of cancer. It has also been shown to improve the quality of life for people with cancer. Making art can give you a positive distraction and a way to express your emotions.
Art therapy is available for people with cancer and their family members. You can access art therapy from the time you are diagnosed with cancer until 18 months after your active treatment ends.
You may benefit from art therapy if you:
- Are looking for a new way of expressing yourself.
- Want to find meaning during a difficult time.
- Want to connect with other people in the group.
People with cancer who have young children can also make individual art therapy appointments.
If you have kids between the ages of about 3 and 16, you want to join the Family Art Therapy program.
If you are between the ages of about 20 and 40, you may want to join the Young Adults Group.
We offer many virtual art therapy groups, held on Zoom.
Click on the "Groups" tab above for information and how to register.
You can also visit our Support Programs page.