Art Therapy is a form of creative therapy that utilises visual and creative expression to improve physical, mental and emotional well-being. It aims to reduce anxiety and stress and address patients concerns associated with their hospital admission.
Phone: (03) 8572 3350
To support the Art Therapy Department at
Monash Children’s Hospital:
Art Therapy encourages insight and communication through art-making, process and creative play, within a therapeutic relationship to improve and inform mental and emotional well-being. During Art Therapy sessions and the art making process patients have the opportunity to explore their creativity, recognise and externalise fears, and have positive experiences in a supportive environment.
Art Therapy services may include:
The team offers individual and group Art Therapy service, at bedside or in an activity room within Monash Children’s hospital.
The Art Therapy service champions’ creativity, insight, development of new skills and self-expression within a positive and supportive approach
Referral for inpatients can be made through the Patient Flow Manager (PFM).