Terapia has embarked on an exciting period of growth and change having developed the Victorian Grade II listed Bothy which is located within Stephens House & Gardens, Finchley.
Funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Heritage Enterprise scheme and the Elliott David Simmons Charitable Trust enabled us to restore the building and bring it back into use as a centre of excellence for training and psychotherapeutic services.
It also presents an exciting opportunity for Terapia to engage with the local community and enable people to learn about The Bothy and its history.
The Bothy building has been closed for general public access for the past twenty years. Prior to that, it was used as a private residence so whilst the majority of local people are aware of its existence, few know of its history or what it looks like inside.
The central foyer of the completed building now houses a permanent interactive exhibition which includes an interactive touchscreen and multi-sensory interpretation.
We have worked with a passionate group of volunteers who researched the history of The Bothy and recorded oral history interviews with people who have lived, worked or have memories and stories to share.
We are currently designing interactive resources, as well as delivering volunteer activities and activities for children