Ingeus Justice Division partner with Geese Theatre
5 May 2022
The Ingeus Justice division are delighted to share this overview of our partnership project with our friends at Geese Theatre, delivered as part of our Personal Wellbeing services. Use of the Arts is integral to our approach at Ingeus because we know how many ways art can support resettlement and rehabilitation and have seen the results time and time again.
Whether it be poetry, painting, music or drama, opening up opportunities for people to engage in art can help them to make positive changes in their lives:
It can help people to process and express their emotions – as well as practising more effective responses to difficult situations
It moves and inspires those who take part in it as well as those who enjoy the performance or finished product; the observers often feeling understood and less isolated because they can relate to the feelings expressed
It can be less threatening and more accessible than the written word or talking therapies
It creates positive communities and friendship, reducing isolation and creating cohesion and a sense of belonging
It allows us all to discover new and hidden talents which brings a feel-good factor, increases self-esteem, and changes the narrative – ‘I am a painter!’
This pilot was really successful for all those who took part, and we are keen to identify opportunities to do a lot more of this good stuff!!