people with mental health issues
Wolf + Water work with people with mental health issues in a wide range of settings, in hospitals, “halfway houses” and through voluntary groups.
Work can be sometimes purely creative - a therapy in itself, or geared towards promoting rehabilitation skills in communication and confidence building. Wolf + Water also specialise in using drama and arts techniques to work alongside psychologists, psychiatrists and other mental health care workers on expressly therapeutic programmes. Drama and arts are used to encourage clients to address old problems with new approaches in a safe & controlled environment.
Quite often people with mental health problems can feel overwhelmed by the volume and strength of the emotions & intrusive thoughts that they are experiencing. The work Wolf + Water undertakes seeks to work with clients to create a new mythology of the mind, a new language with which participants can explore the internal rules they operate under and the “masks” or “fronts” of behaviour they use to try & cope with difficulties. This ultimately allows them to articulate and understand their behaviours & more importantly provides a framework with which to begin to change them.