While visiting the Centre, Mr Beattie had the opportunity to meet with various people, including art therapists Andrea Spink and Susan MacKay. Speaking of the visit, he said:
“The Orchard Centre at Bonnyrigg is doing excellent work! This form of therapy is highly valuable and provides patients the opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings in a creative, non-verbal manner.
“Andrea and Susan had some great insights into the benefits of art therapy, and I was impressed to learn of the high success rate of such treatment. This can truly benefit those who have difficulty with self-expression in other structured psychological therapies. It was a pleasure visiting with them today.”