THE RED PENCIL (EUROPE)

WHO WE ARE

Our Brussels-based office facilitates arts therapy programmes in European countries, for the benefits of local communities.

Since starting our operations in Belgium in 2017, we have been working around 3 main axes: health care (cancer patients, adolescents in psychiatric unit), social inclusion (asylum seekers escaping conflict zones) and youth (schools).

OUR MISSIONS

Here is a selection of our programmes in Europe

Belgium (2017-2020)

  • Asylum seekers escaping conflict zones

Belgium (2018-2019)

  • Cancer patients in university hospitals

Spain (2020)

  • Asylum seekers escaping conflict zones

OUR OBJECTIVES

  • Raise awareness among the general public in Europe about the therapeutic power of arts therapy on physical and mental health;
  • Develop and expand our European missions with a special focus on:
    • Health care: psychologic support to cancer patients
    • Schools: implement Train-The-Trainer programmes with teachers, as a tool for education
    • Corporations: prevention and treatment of occupational burnout
    • Migrants: prevention of trauma aggravation, restoring resilience
  • Advance the arts therapy field through continuous improvement of our practices;
  • Conduct major academic research on the impact of art therapy through the study of our missions’ impact.

OUR PARTNERS AND DONORS

CONTACT US

Elisa Bongiovanni

Programme Implementation Manager

Natacha Pirotte

General Manager, Europe, Brussels Office, Registered Art Therapist - Dipl (A Th)