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During Melbourne lockdowns, we are only offering virtual creative arts therapy sessions
Art therapy is the use of art media within a therapeutic relationship to support emotional regulation, cognitive development and social connections.
Arts, health and creativity
Restoring health and wellbeing through the arts
Wyndham arts therapies provides creative and arts therapy programs for individuals, families and communities to enhance mental health and wellbeing.
During the COVID-19 pandemic
Wyndham Arts Therapies will not be offering any group sessions. This will be reviewed in early 2022. If our clinic doors are closed, we will still be providing therapeutic support via our virtual arts therapy room.
Creating and Connecting
6 week group for NDIS participants
The group is centred around connecting and enhancing your creativity and providing opportunities for social connection and stress reduction whilst keeping your hands busy!
Group sessions via our virtual arts therapy room Thursdays 1.00pm-3.00pm.
All you need is a computer, tablet or phone with an internet connection and a webcam to join!
The Wyndham Arts Therapies clinic is currently closed to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Parent waiting area
Make a coffee and relax...
Kids arts and play room
A place to work through their problems
Creative problems solving
Parents and adults need support too
Nyrelle Bade, AThR
Founder and Senior Arts Therapist
Wyndham arts therapies is the vision of Nyrelle Bade, a space dedicated to providing creative program and arts therapies to support the mental health and wellbeing of the communities of Wyndham and Hobsons Bay. Nyrelle has been an arts therapist for 15 years in disability and mental health fields. She has been a registered provider of therapeutic supports with the NDIS since the trial phase in 2013.
Amy McKay, AThR
Amy has a visual arts background in Media Arts which led her to complete a Masters in Arts Therapy from the MIECAT Institute in 2010. She has seven years post training clinical experience working at a paediatric hospital with infants, children, young people and their families undergoing treatment for chronic health, cancer and blood disorders. Amy specialises in working with patients and their families with grief and loss, attachment issues, medical trauma and mental health.
Jess Vinluan, AThR
Jess works with children with special needs, adults with depression and anxiety, and the elderly with dementia and stroke. She is a first-generation Australian Filipino and can work with people where English is not their first language. She completed her Master of Art Therapy at La Trobe University and has a background in medical research where she has published a number of scientific papers.
Maddy Chelini, AThR
Maddy has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults in the mental health sector. She specialises in working with adolescents and adults who suffer from mood disorders, trauma, PTSD, neglect, eating disorders, and sexual and emotional abuse. She completed her Masters at LaTrobe University, Melbourne.