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 On Friday 5th the Salvos hosted an exhibition of work done in their Art Therapy Program throughout 2014.  The program aims to help people who attend 'The Cottage' Drop-In Centre for the homeless and in-need to express themselves, work through trauma and grief and increase their emotional wellbeing.  Sessions are on at 11am Thursdays and Fridays at 18 Fletcher St. Byron Bay.   Pictured:  Local Artist and Art Therapist, Hele Ellis & Salvos Mission Leader, Myf Evans
Local artist and art therapist Hele Ellis (front) and Salvos mission leader, Myf Evans, with some of the paintings exhibited last Friday, as part of an exhibition of work done in the Salvos art therapy program throughout 2014. Photo Jeff Dawson

An art exhibition put on in Byron Bay last Friday by the Salvos showed some of the fascinating work done by participants in its art therapy program throughout the year.

The program aims to help people who attend ‘The Cottage’ drop-in centre for the homeless in Byron Bay, where they are encouraged to express themselves, work through trauma and grief and increase their emotional well being.

Sessions are on at 11am Thursdays and Fridays at 18 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay.

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  1. Great story, Art Therapy can be very healing. Not sure though if calling individuals who are without a secure home, “The Homeless” is entirely respectful?


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