Art Therapy Books

Derived from the Sanskrit for circle with a centre point, mandalas have long been used for mindfulness and can also help stimulate brain activity and improve fine motor skills. Research has shown that colouring helps to reduce stress and anxiety, improve mood, and provide a sense of accomplishment.



Essex Freemasons

Essex Freemasons help to fund Get Started Art with a new inspirational initiative gaining momentum across South East England to help small groups in local communities

The Provincial Communications Officer for Essex Freemasons, Peter Low, said:

“The Art Therapy Book initiative is inspirational and fits extremely well with ‘Service’ which is one of the four key values of Freemasonry.  We are delighted to see a number of lodges in Essex working alongside Get Started Art in helping so many organisations and people across the County”. Peter added  “At a time when the awareness of mental health is so prevalent, both Essex Freemasons and Get Started Art want to support mindfulness and anxiety relief by helping others to reduce stress by engaging in these Art Therapy Colouring Books. The aim is to donate as many as possible to those community groups that can benefit the most, as well as raising further public awareness of a problem that can affect anybody at any time.”


Who we can help

Hospitals, Hospices, SEN Schools, Residential Homes, Charities and Community Groups

Thousands of Art Therapy Books and Colouring Pencils have so far been distributed throughout Essex and the South East to support well over 75 different groups.

These groups range from such recognised UK causes as the NHS, Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia Care, and Age Well UK, to well known local organisations such as SNAP Charity and Changing Pathways.

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Get involved

If you would like to donate, to help further fund this much needed incentive, please do scan the QR Code opposite or visit our donations page.

Alternatively, to learn more about this project or if you know of any local Community Groups that can benefit from our Art Therapy Books, please do contact us to enable us to help others in your area.



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