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Mental health 2019 - Partner Profile - Drawing and Talking

Updated: Aug 27, 2019

Who are drawing and Talking?

Drawing and Talking are one of the U.K.’s leading mental health training companies, having created its own technique in 2003, designed as an easy to learn short-term time-limited intervention, the company now works with in every educational authority within the country as well as other high-profile organisations supporting the mental health and well-being of children.

How has Drawing and Talking improves people’s mental health in the UK.

To date Drawing and Talking have trained 40,000 professionals in varying sectors to support children, young people and adults who suffer emotional difficulties or who have experienced trauma.

Drawing & Talking are committed to providing high-level training within one day providing staff with tools and grounded knowledge in the unique Drawing and talking therapy technique. We estimate that during the 16 years we have been leading training within the UK approximately 2 million children and young people have benefited from this technique who may otherwise have gone untreated.

What has been your greatest achievement to date? And were there any measurable outcomes?

Originally designed as a school-based therapeutic intervention Drawing and Talking now have established relationships with varying sectors through mental health and well-being, working with the NHS, large well-established charities, small charities the Armed Forces, counsellors, psychologists & psychotherapists who now seek out Drawing and Talking therapy training to add to their CPD and portfolio of interventions they are able to offer to children and adults.

How many organisations/clients currently utilities the service/solutions across the UK?

Drawing and Talking train approximately 2500 professionals per year.

Is there anything you would like to make delegates aware of ahead of the Mental Health Conference?

Having noticed an ever-growing need for the integration of family mental health we have now launched an online platform called The Mental Health Hub - the home of family wellbeing. Helping parents to build knowledge, skill and awareness of how to support and develop a mentally healthy environment.

What do you feel are the key points delegates need to digest when considering a partnership with Drawing & Talking?

Drawing and Talking offer a very effective transformative tool that can be used by the trained practitioner to work 1-1 ( Foundation Programme) and 1 to small group ( Advanced Programme) with children, adolescents and young adults. We are also now pioneering the therapeutic intervention for use further with adults. As a non intrusive intervention that does not require verbal interaction nor cognitive processing we know that this technique can provide a therapeutic pathway to a child or young person receiving a subsequent intervention.

Drawing and Talking provides clients with very cost effective way of providing required and much needed mental and emotional support.

If you would like to learn more about Drawing and Talking visit http://drawingandtalking.com/

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