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The Coram Creative Therapies Team


The Coram Creative Therapies team is a multi-disciplinary team offering psychological therapies including arts-based and body-focused interventions to children, young people and their carers.

At the heart of the service and in keeping with Coram’s three hundred year history lie art and music therapy. The team has developed specialist interventions with under-fives, unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and those in and leaving care – particularly in adoption and SGO placements. The Creative Therapies Team aims to work below the threshold of CAMHS and to work collaboratively to develop new approaches to change.

On the 22nd June 2021 Renuka Jeyarajah-Dent OBE, Coram’s Director of Special Projects, chaired a half-day conference featuring presentations by team members and experts in the field.

Entiltled “Therapeutic Innovations : Delivering Approaches at Thresholds Below CAMHS” this online event showcased a range of innovative projects designed to promote good mental health including: music therapy for children under five, the therapeutic properties of sleep, diet and exercise plus new academic research on the link between diet and anxiety. You can watch these presentations by folllowing the links below.

For more information or to refer a child to Coram’s Creative Therapies Team please telephone 020 7520 0311 or email: [email protected].

The Harmony Music Therapy Group

Claire Everest, Infant Mental Health Practitioner & Lexy Oliver, Lead Music Therapist, Coram Creative Therapies Team.

Trauma Focused Sleep-Diet-Exercise Interventions with Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Young People

Richard McKenny, Systemic Pyschotherapist and Social Worker.

The Role of the Microbiome-Gut Brain Axis in Development & Mental Health

Dr Katherin Cohen Kadosh, Associate Professor in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at Surrey University & Head of the Social Brain & Development (SBD) Lab.