Therapeutic Activity Programme

What is the therapeutic activity programme?

It is a programme of therapeutic activities organized each week by the Occupational Therapist and Art Therapist. This programme aims to provide the opportunity for you to try out some activities that may be useful in your recovery.

It includes music therapy, art therapy, relaxation, and activities such as cooking, crafts and yoga. Each group session has different aims. Aims can include to express yourself, learn new skills, become more active, help you socialize.

Who should attend the therapeutic activity programme?

Therapeutic activities are open to all people in the care of the Acute Unit who are ready to engage in them and wish to do so.

What will this Programme help me to do?

It can help you find new ways to work on your difficulties, express yourself, learn new skills, become more active, help you socialise. It will help provide structure to your day whilst in hospital.

What will I be doing?

Activities depend on your individual needs. They could include:


Art and Art Therapy

Music Therapy




Self Care or Activities of Daily Living

Communication Skills


How do I get on this Programme?

You can request to be referred yourself. A member of the team such as a Key Nurse or a Doctor can refer you.

Usually, the Art Therapist or Occupational Therapist introduce you to the programme and after this, you can decide which groups you would like to attend.

How long does it last?

The Therapeutic Activity Programme programme will be available to you as long as you are an inpatient on the Acute Unit. When you’re discharged you may be referred to the Community Occupational Therapist or linked with similar activities in the community if you wish.

When does it run?

The Group Programme is on 5 days a week. Monday to Friday.