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PDMS supports children's charity with new website

News Published on 12 February 2024

PDMS is helping local charity Manx Children’s Art Therapy (MCAT) by designing and building a new Wordpress website where they can promote the visibility of their fantastic work and receive donations.  

About MCAT

MCAT is a registered Isle of Man charity (#1285) that provides art therapy for children with long-term physical and mental health problems. The charity sponsors qualified Art Therapists - trained psychotherapists who use art and visual expression rather than traditional talking therapies.

Art therapy provides an outlet for children to express themselves creatively when it may be difficult to process and articulate thoughts and feelings verbally. Art therapy is considered a better approach to communicate and improve the child’s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing in the long term.

Working in partnership with the Children’s Centre, MCAT provides their clinical art psychotherapy service up to four days a week at the Centre to support children and their families.

MCAT was originally formed from the Scottish charity Teapot Trust which has been providing art therapy to children in Scotland since 2010; neither receive government or NHS funding.

MCAT has received financial support from the Manx Lottery Trust and the Scheinberg family, but otherwise rely on donations and fundraising events to continue providing their services.

Building the new MCAT website

Initiated by our Head of UX  & Design Jim Rawson, PDMS sponsored the cost of getting the new MCAT website up and running to enable the charity to raise its brand awareness as a relatively new charity on the Island.

Jim commented: 

“Previously, MCAT had a single page of basic information, so the development of a fully responsive website with detailed information on the charity, its amazing people and services and a JustGiving link for donations will help MCAT gather momentum and raise awareness of this much needed service on the Island.”

The website is also built to meet international digital accessibility standards (WCAG 2.1). 

To find out more about Manx Children's Art Therapy, visit their new website


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