Aims of BCAT
BCAT - serves as a resource centre and teaching establishment for the training, education and support of professionals and carers. BCAT Therapists have access to a comprehensive, post-qualification Staff Development programme, including regular professional supervision.
BCAT is in the process of expanding its services to include a wider range of arts activities and also other activities within the field of arts for health and well being, including Tai Chi, Aromatherapy etc.
BCAT - provides a service to assess and facilitate arts therapies sessions. Arts therapists work with both children and adults who have a wide range of needs, such as those arising from emotional, behavioural or mental health problems and effects of stress and trauma.
BCAT - will hold, update and make available a library of information, including audio-visual facilities, supporting research and promoting the understanding and benefits of the arts therapies as a whole.
Who do we work with?
BCAT works with a variety of clients including those referred by: GP's, schools, Medical Centres, Children's Homes, Day Centres, Hospitals, Community Groups, Probation Agencies, mental Health Agencies, local Authorities, Hospices and other CVS organisations.
We rely on donations and grants to continue the work of BCAT. We are a not for profit charity and all our income goes into subsidising and providing services for people and communities.
We are always on the look out for good quality Bric-a-Brac, pre loved goods and donations.
Please contact our office if you are able to help.
Please visit the charity commission for up to date accounting information.
Everyone has the ability to respond to the arts in many ways. Sometimes the arts provide a different perspective in which to respond to difficulties. BCAT allows people the chance to explore these difficulties, no matter what they may be, in a safe environment with a registered therapist who has been trained to offer support or encouragement.
BCAT uses the arts as a catalyst to support people and communities - helping them to grow and develop, and use the arts as a way to express and engage.
Patrons Sir Simon Rattle OBE
Lord Howarth of Newport
The Rt Hon Lord Hunt of
Rudolph Walker MBE
Trustees Dr. Jane Clarke
Director Dr Angela Fenwick
Treasurer Peter Cornell
Project Manager Richard Mole
Referrals Manager Elizabeth Beech
Financial Cont. Mark Driver
Board of Management Members
include the above and Margaret Candlish
(Service User Representative); Philip King (Service User Representative); Christine Waddley (Service User Representative); Maureen Chambers (Service User Representative); Rita Sullivan (Service User Representative);
Solicitors Shakespeare Putsman wlc
Ellis Whittam & Partners, LLP
Accountant David Williams (Locke Williams Associates LLP)
Website Gabriel Media Limited
“This (therapy) is little short of a miracle…. A few months ago, C never smiled… a grunt or simple gesture was his only form of communication. I had to wipe away a tear when I saw the change… It’s magical to see”.
Carer of 26yr old with learning difficulties