MKO Mobile Crisis Response Team members Michele Genaille and Gina Spence went to Peguis First Nation to do art therapy with the youth summer workers at Tommy’s Point, Peguis Education and Cultural Camp.
The youth had an amazing time making pebble people pictures on canvas, as well as painting jewellery boxes and making abstract art on wood slabs.
Thank you to Peguis First Nation for the invitation and to all youth who participated. Michele and Gina enjoyed their time with the youth at the beautiful camp!
Art made by some of the youth that participated at Tommy’s Point, Peguis Education and Cultural Camp:
About MKO art therapy sessions:
MKO’s Mobile Crisis Response Team is offering free art therapy sessions for youth in First Nations throughout Manitoba.
Art therapy is a way to help lower risks and to promote healthy behaviours. It uses a person’s creative expressions to promote their mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Art is a safe way to depict one’s personal experiences and emotions and it encourages positivity for personal coping mechanisms.
Sessions vary depending on group size. Sessions include the seven teachings and hands-on activities of youth in a relaxed setting.
Contact Gina Spence to set up sessions in your First Nation by phone at 1-844-927-LIFE (5433) or by email at [email protected].