...providing therapy resources that nurture health, confidence, inclusion & healing
The BeCause Movement is an Australian NFP that provides free, therapeutic intervention resources to distressed and suffering communities around the world. Collaborating with psychologists, psychotherapists therapist, academics, artists and humanitarian experts, BeCause designs and distributes trauma therapy videos, webinars and workshops where they are needed most.
Advocating the increased adoption of social prescription as a relevant and valid treatment for mental health issues, all BeCause resources are founded on communal and creative platforms. As such, BeCause Movement is also able to contribute to research findings on the medicinal effects of art practice.
BeCause resources are focused on three areas of support:
ESSENTIAL THERAPY SUPPORT: Videos, webinars and workshops designed to address immediate mental health issues in individuals using psychotherapy and subtle creative technique such as journaling or collaging.
COMMUNITY RE-CREATION: Disadvantaged community counseling workshops centered on art creation. These workshops centre on the creation of a large-scale mural by the participants which not only beautifies surroundings, but uses the mural as a public voice to their experience.
FACILITATOR ESSENTIAL SUPPORT: Videos / Webinars designed to support under resources therapist / counselors working in distressed communities. These are training focused and specific to therapists, but can be used to speedily, and cost-effectively build up techniques and resources to support mass services.
This movement was founded by the globally renowned artist and psychotherapist - Noula Diamantopoulos - who has dedicated her extensive career to the provision of constructive resources for building positive connections between minds and behaviour.
Noula’s work is fueled by a deeply held ambition to eliminate the influence of neglect on our collective lives and behaviour. She believes that with the support of a trauma informed psychotherapy practice and a better understanding of the effectiveness of art process on our mental health and wellbeing, individuals can move through debilitating emotional distress, to a higher quality of life.
We need to move away from a reliance on prescribed pharmaceuticals and shame-based behaviour as treatment for emotional distress on any level. In all my years of working with trauma victims, as well as those experiencing general mental health issues, I have never witnessed mental instability in those engaging in the arts. I have seen them do so with the many ways that they feel shame, but through the process of art I see them find solutions and resolve matters, which then translate into their life. BeCause is about changing the way we work with people who are mentally and emotionally challenged and making these resources available to those desperately in need of relief ... BeCause I see the benefit and so will you".
BeCause Board of Directors
Founder & Owner
Chief Operating Officer
Life Skills Group
Psychotherpaist, Artist, Author and Founder