Transforming lives, creatively.
The Creative Minds Project (CMP) is a partnership between UCLArts and Healing and Students for Integrative Medicine at UCLA (SIM). We deliver expressive arts groups and 1:1 sessions for social-emotional development to local homeless agencies and creative arts events open to UCLA students and the broader community.
The Creative Minds Project integrates the innate social-emotional benefits of the arts with mental health practices. By working through metaphor and reflecting on the process of expression and the self that is revealed through this process, we foster self-awareness, self-esteem, empathy, meaningful dialogue and community.