Hi, I’m Lydia, an Art Therapist doctoral researcher at the University of Cumbria. My research is looking at how we can improve father and family wellbeing in North Cumbria.

Through research with fathers I have developed a creative, gender informed, embodied approach to art therapy that aims to improve wellbeing. This is a 12 week approach of one to one therapy, that incorporates psychoeducation, exploration of different art materials, and uses the focus on fatherhood as a vehicle for discussion around strengths and areas of improvement that could be achieved.

If you would like to know more about my research please get in touch via lydia.pell@uni.cumbria.ac.uk

Or get in touch via X/Twitter @CreatingDads