Play therapy is a method of therapy that uses play to uncover and deal with mental health needs. It can be used on its own, particularly with children, or along with other therapies and medications. Using play as a communication tool for children and young people to understand their world and to help them deal with emotional distress and trauma. This helps children and their families work through difficult life issues. Play therapy capitalises on children's natural ability to express their feelings and resolve conflicts through play experiences.
Who is it for
Children in school from
year one to year six
(6 years to 11 years)
How to refer
Referrals to SBAP should be made, with the parent's permission, by the child's school
How many sessions
Sessions can vary in length with initially six to twelve weeks.
More complex needs can be given longer depending on circumstances