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How it all began

Kairos Arts’ story began when Creative Director Cathy Sara joined UK based therapeutic arts organisation, Talitha in 2011. As Head of Overseas Development, Cathy notably led five trips to India to work with girls who had been trafficked and abused, and lead training programmes in London.

Cathy relocated to Jersey in 2013 and received overwhelming support and interest to develop the work in Jersey.

Working as Talitha Jersey, Cathy began training practitioners and building a group of committed volunteers.

In response to our evolving mission and the increasing demand for professional therapeutic arts services, the company transitioned to an independent entity - Kairos Arts - and became a Registered Jersey Charity (no. 257) in 2019.

The first initial practitioner training programme took place in 2016. In 2017 the first programme for women affected by domestic abuse took place in partnership with the Jersey Women's Refuge (now ‘FREEDA’).

In 2021, Cathy worked with leading Art Psychotherapist Mary-Rose Brady to develop a Level 6 Diploma in Therapeutic Arts Practice with Children and Young People (CYP). Certified by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB), this groundbreaking course was specifically designed for Jersey, to address a critical shortage of trained practitioners on the island

By equipping more people with the skills to deliver effective therapeutic arts programmes, we’ve been able to expand our reach and deepen our impact, and ensure more people have access to this transformational work.

Kairos Arts remains committed to evolving alongside and responding to the ever-changing needs of our island community.

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