Arts therapies and pyschosis and schizophrenia
Some evidence – there is enough evidence to indicate that this can be a helpful treatment option.
Arts therapies aim to help you express yourself, and involve a variety of different ways to use psychotherapy techniques alongside creative activities. Arts therapies include therapies such as art therapy and music therapy.
Arts therapies can help you to express yourself in different ways, particularly if you find talking about your thoughts and feelings difficult. Arts therapies can be individual or as part of a group.
There isn’t much evidence about whether arts therapies are helpful for psychosis or schizophrenia in young people. However, arts therapies have been found to be helpful for adults with psychosis or schizophrenia so it is likely that they will also be helpful for children and young people.
Treatments outlined on these webpages may not be available in every local area. It’s important that you discuss with your GP or mental health professional the treatment options available to you. You can also search for services near you on our Youth Wellbeing Directory and find out more about referral processes here.