Creating therapeutic moments of care

Therapeutic moments


On Thursday 9th May 2024, Fullscope, Cambridge Acorn Project and Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination will together host an immersive, creative, training experience that will build knowledge, skills and understanding of how elements from Artscaping can help create therapeutic moments of care for children and young people.

Artscaping is an integral part of the work of Fullscope, a consortium of organisations united by a vision of positive mental health for all, but especially for children and young people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Parts of the programme have been delivered with family therapy charity Cambridge Acorn Project. Since the programme began in 2016, we’ve learnt how Artscaping can enable communities to become safer and more supportive places for children, offering an early intervention strategy for emerging mental health concerns and support for children who may not be eligible for other programs. 

I spend most of my day thinking where am I going to get help for these children. The need is so high. The link between CCI and CAP is really positive. The parents really notice and appreciate it. They come and thank me and say this is just what their children need. It fills me with joy to talk about it.

Stella, SENCO lead, Thongsley Fields Primary School, Huntingdon


Amplying Artscapers, a knowledge exchange event, April 2023

This immersive day has been planned to explore ways in which the Artscaping practice is relevant to colleagues in the wider system supporting children and young people.

Each delegate will: 

  • Receive a reflective guide and support pack of Artscaping resources including art materials to get started.
  • Attend two online follow up meetings with a CCI artist and therapist to continue sharing reflections and support. 
  • Participate in the evaluation of the training and receive findings from the evaluation. 

Taking place in Storey’s Field Centre, Eddington, Cambridge. Bookings can be made through Eventbrite.

This creative exchange has been made possible through generous funding from the King's College London Social ESRC Social Science Impact Fund/ Rapid Response Fund. The support allows us to offer each place at a heavily subsidised rate of £25. There are some free bursary places available for colleagues on low incomes. Please email to book a free place.