Art Therapy Based Psychoeducation to overcome the mental health problems of adults with learning disabilities and support their participation in Adult Education

Adults with learning disabilities (LD) may comprise as many as 80% of the participants in adult basic education programmes. Practitioners recognise the need to widen understanding of emotional and psychological matters in persons with LD, as well as to explore innovative approaches – such as art therapy – to address them and to foster their participation in adult education.

ARTIVATE project aims to foster the implementation of art therapy-based psychoeducation to support the participation of adults with learning disabilities in education, improving their skills and competences, and facilitating their social integration.

Target Audience
  • Adult educators
  • Health-care professionals
  • Design of a matrix of competences on art therapy-based psychoeducation to overcome adults’ learning disabilities
  • Production of open educational resources focused on overcoming learning disabilities in adult education through art therapy
  • Development of a toolkit with comprehensive tools, methods, exercises, and hands-on activities to be used by professionals
  • Mindshift Talent Advisory – Portugal
  • Institut Regional d’Insertion Professionnelle et Sociale – France (coordinator)
  • Instituto para el fomento del desarrollo y la formación SL – Spain
  • IASIS – Greece
  • Asociación la Bien Pagá Espacio Escénico – Spain
  • Fundacja Agencji Sluzby Spolecznej – Poland
  • Innoquality systems limited – Ireland

01.10.2020 – 30.09.2022


ERASMUS+, Strategic partnership for development of innovation