Talitha Arts was founded by actor, Amanda Root. It began as a small volunteer organisation, primarily offering mental health support by facilitating arts workshops for International Justice Mission in India and working with professionals in aftercare homes for girls rescued from trafficking and violent abuse.
Over the years, our work has expanded to respond to the needs of U.K. organisations working directly with those who have experienced trauma, abuse, violence, homelessness; ex-offenders, refugees, children, and those who are living with dementia.
Every year as part of our mandate, we train new practitioners in the Talitha Approach. Our approach is 'person-centred', meaning it is tailored to the individuals we serve.
Our practitioners are both professional creative artists and registered therapists who are passionate about the Talitha Mission.
At Talitha, we aim to change the world one life at a time by providing mental health support through the power of the arts.
We do this by delivering programmes of workshops that support creative expression, foster community, and empower through music, movement, drama and the visual arts.
Renewing Hope. Restoring Dignity. Releasing Potential.
We aim to use the power of the therapeutic arts to enable transformation in those in need of mental health support
To empower all individuals and communities by providing excellent and bespoke therapeutic arts workshops that promote better mental health and well-being, enabling people to reach their full potential.
Talitha Arts believes in the unique value of every individual and that expressing oneself through the arts enables healing.
We believe creativity is for everyone, and the arts connect people to each other, their own identity and self-worth.
We maintain that art is a powerful processing tool and catalyst for positive change individuals, communities and society as a whole.
Where does the name "Talitha" come from?
Our name originates from a quote in the Gospel of Mark, "Talitha Cumi”, which translates to "Little Girl Arise."
This sentiment is at the heart of Talitha Arts. Through specialised workshops which encourage creativity and self-expression, Talitha seeks to empower individuals and help vulnerable communities to "arise," nourishing them so they may thrive, using art as a catalyst for change.