Sri Lanka: Ministry of Health recognizes dramatherapy as a valuable intervention, by organizing a se

For the first time in Sri Lanka, the Directorate of Mental Health - Ministry of Health came forward to recognize dramatherapy as a valuable psychotherapeutic intervention, by organizing a seven day workshop (July 9th to 15th), for the Ministry staff. The theme of the workshop was "Dramatherapy to ensure psychological and emotional well-being of the general public". This is a very progressive step taken, to show that humanistic approaches, especially creative arts therapies, can contribute towards the betterment of mental health in the Sri Lankan population. The participants in the workshop experienced the novelty of the model, and its strengths to support people. The participants, 60 in numb

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