We’re delighted to announce that two experienced dramatherapists have recently joined our Creative Arts Therapies Team. They will be working alongside Cambridgeshire Music’s existing team of music and creative art therapists, both in our Huntingdon Clinic and in schools, homes, care homes and other sites across the county.

• Hannah Lucas (left) has previous experience working with deafblind and hearing-impaired individuals, ‘at risk’ clients, asylum seekers and trauma victims. She is trained to level two British Sign Language.

• Rosie Sweet (right) also has a wide experience of client work, including work with children, patients with stroke and dementia, along with individuals suffering from psychosis or trauma. Rosie is also currently employed in the NHS leading individual and group sessions.

Dramatherapy is particularly helpful for people with a range of verbal and physical abilities who have emotional or behavioural difficulties, trauma, anxiety or additional mental health needs. Using a wide array of creative resources, including puppets, music, movement, artistic mediums and objects and images, it allows people time to be creative and reflect on past or present experiences.

Dramatherapy is suitable for people of all ages and no past theatrical experience is needed. It is often used to support change and wellbeing in the following ways:

• Students – support to engage with learning and develop social skills and confidence
• Early years – to develop communication, relationships including parenting skills
• Adolescents – to help explore self-regulation, depression, anxiety as well as connection and engagement
• Elderly adult community – to support people experiencing loneliness and isolation.

For more information about Cambridgeshire Music’s dramatherapy, music therapy and other creative arts therapy services, please visit the Creative Arts Therapies section of our website. Or email: orla.casey@cambridgshire.gov.uk