Talitha Arts is a registered charity which was founded by actress Amanda Root in 2010. It has come a long way in just a few years and its contribution was recognised by PM Theresa May in 2016 when Amanda was awarded the Point of Light award accompanied by a personal letter which acknowledged her work.
“Talitha Arts believes in the unique value of each individual and seeks to celebrate each person’s gifts and strengths as part of their recovery,” says Amanda. “Talitha Arts offers choice and unconditional positive regard to all participants.”
Talitha Arts therapeutic practitioners use the creative arts to take people on a journey of self-discovery and self-expression; helping them on the road to a sense of significance, identity and purpose in their lives.
Talitha Arts facilitates a safe place where, among other things, people can express their feelings, hopes, joys and fears, and to respond to their developing understanding of themselves and others. Caring practitioners encourage them to find creative solutions to obstacles and explore new perspectives, encouraging them to explore healthy coping strategies for the situations they find themselves in.
Talitha Arts seeks to restore confidence to a wide range of vulnerable groups, including survivors of domestic violence, ex-offenders, homeless, those with dementia, trafficked women, refugees and children.
Talitha’s Arts’ integrative workshops are of particular value to those who find expressing themselves challenging, due to trauma, emotional, behavioral or learning difficulties as a result of being affected by abuse, illness or adverse life circumstances.
Talitha Arts runs a range of therapeutic creative arts trainings in different sectors to a wide range of people for interested individuals who want to become Talitha practitioners.
Talitha Arts is currently active in three parts of the UK: Birmingham, Jersey and London and is looking to develop a new hub in Norwich.
If you are in any of these regions and would like to support the work that we do for the vulnerable, please visit https://my.give.net/20183189/Donate/GiftDetails and click on the details box to support your chosen hub.
If you would like to know how you can become a practitioner or wish to support our work in any other way, please contact us.