Anat - Creative Arts Center
The goal of the creative arts center is to provide a suitable
rehabilitation framework for mentally ill people who show potential
in the area of the arts.
The classes, which include painting, ceramics, creative
writing and drama, provide the participant with a unique opportunity
to reverse the damage to self image which is part and parcel of the
'career' of the psychiatric patient. Anat activities help to fill the
void and counteract the feelings of emptiness experienced by many mentally
The group activity of the classes contributes to social
rehabilitation. The development of communication skills through interaction
decreases participants' feelings of loneliness. The learning skills
developed in Anat contribute to future vocational rehabilitation by
improving concentration and providing experience in working within a
framework that requires punctuality and regularity.
In short, Anat provides normative creative activity in
a special framework, which addresses the needs of the mentally ill for
social and vocational rehabilitation.