Therapeutic Messy Play

Our Messy Play groups are often ran in schools and last for 8 to 10 weeks.

The format has been designed specifically with the needs of children/ teens who have witnessed domestic abuse in mind but are suitable for children/ teens who have had other kinds of difficult life experiences too.

Initially, our therapist leads the Messy Play group, working alongside two teaching assistants who we have trained in reflective language, boundary setting and child-led play.

Once one group have been through the process, the teaching assistants take over leading subsequent Messy Play groups. The teaching assistants are supervised by our therapist who continues to meet with them for two hours every four sessions.

Within these groups, the children/ teen have the opportunity to explore through sensory play and to reflect on their feelings about their experiences in the group. The group approach fosters a sense of belonging between the children/ teens in the group and increased empathy for, and understanding of, peers.

Please contact us to find out more about running a Therapeutic Messy Play group in your school or nursery.

07434 391 959