Beneficiaries

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sp(i)eel

sp(i)eel, an arts therapies collective, nonprofit organisation working throughout the greater Cape winelands, has been selected as the 2017 beneficiary of the Charity Auction. sp(i)eel uses arts therapies including art, drama, dance, movement and music as a source of transformation, healing and rehabilitation for communities in both rural and urban settings. Working with children, adults, the elderly and people suffering from trauma and mental health difficulties, sp(i)eel offers vulnerable population groups an alternative form of psychological therapy that is inherently inclusive in its nonverbal, embodied and creative-expressive nature.

Working with children, adults, the elderly and people suffering from trauma and mental health difficulties, sp(i)eel offers vulnerable population groups an alternative form of psychological therapy that is inherently inclusive in its nonverbal, embodied and creative-expressive nature.

Their hope is to be part of a network of support that collaborates with other agencies towards healing and social transformation in the wider community. Through their work they also aim to contribute to the fields of arts therapy through research, publications and training.

One of sp(i)eel’s recent Arts Therapy School Projects offers specialist Arts Therapy sessions to smaller groups of identified children in schools who may struggle with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Arts Therapy is widely recognised as a helpful form of psychological therapy to children who may struggle to express their thoughts and feelings with words.

sp(i)eel is a registered non-profit organisation (NPO), registration number 159-822 NPO, and is accredited by the Health Professionals Council of South Africa and Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa.

For further information on the outstanding work sp(i)eel delivers and current projects they are running, please visit their website www.spieel.org