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Creative Expression Centre for Arts Therapy (CECAT)

Our art therapy programs aim to help you express yourself creatively through the use of art processes as part of your mental health recovery.

Programs are free and most art materials provided, though some materials may incur a small fee. No art skills are needed.

Programs can meet your changing needs as your recovery progresses, including:

  • individual and group art therapy
  • open art studios and art classes
  • an accredited certificate in art and design.

Find out more about our classes and programs.

Who is eligible?

multicoloured artworkTo be able to attend CECAT you must:

  • be aged between 16 and 65 with a primary mental health diagnosis
  • want to take part in art therapy to help your recovery
  • be able to work in an open social setting with others
  • be independent with self-care and mobility, or have a carer who can attend with you.

No formal art experience is required.

To apply

You must be referred to CECAT by your mental health professional, so that your specific needs are considered.

Referrals are accepted from mental health professionals and GPs who case manage their client. If you would like to apply or find out more, speak to your mental health professional.


You will receive 3 monthly reviews from one of our art therapists while attending CECAT, to help review and plan your individual program as your recovery progresses.

Contact details

Contact CECAT.

Creative Expression Centre for Arts Therapy (CECAT)

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