On 15 December 2021, the University of Manchester Worldwide, South East Asia Centre collaborated with Art for Good to hold an Art Therapy session for our students and alumni. Our aim was to create awareness about mental health in the community, uplift the vulnerable and empower those around us to make a change by taking action.
The proceeds from registration fees directly benefited the vulnerable children at Rare Disorder Society (Singapore)* in the form of Art Therapy. Children who have went through traumatic experiences and overwhelming life stressors may find it difficult to express themselves in words.
Art Therapy helps them to explore and work out complicated feelings and thoughts and communicate through other means. This helps them to heal, gain self-confidence and be more empowered to lead a hopeful and happier life.
*Rare Disorders Society (Singapore) is a non-profit organisation initiated by parents of children with LSD (Lysosomal Storage Disorder). Established in 2011, it aims to create awareness about various life-threatening rare diseases (RD).