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City Arts Nottingham and University Nottingham publish research on the Arts on Prescription Service

May 3rd, 2011

City Arts Nottingham (CAN) and the University of Nottingham have published a research report into the ground-breaking Arts on Prescription (AOP) Service.  AOP is a community based arts project designed to promote mental health and delivered by CAN. The AOP service exists to help ameliorate social and personal difficulties experienced by people with mental health […]

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Visual arts/crafts organisations

October 29th, 2010

Painting/drawing National Acrylic Painters Association – www.napauk.org SAA Society for All Artists (for everyone who paints – has local co-ordinators) – www.saa.co.uk UK Coloured Pencil Society – www.ukcps.co.uk Photography Disabled Photographers Society – www.disabledphotographers.co.uk Photographic Alliance of Great Britain – www.pagb-photography-uk.co.uk Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain – www.rps.org Crafts Association for Contemporary Jewellery – […]

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Stories from the Stroke Association

October 11th, 2010

There are many examples of how the creative arts can play an important role in an individual’s rehabilitation and life after stroke. Articles taken from The Stroke Association’s magazine, Stroke News, and newsletter for stroke support groups, Club Together, show what can be achieved: Cuckfield Aphasia Chorus The quilts that Kathryn built Talk Back club […]

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MS

September 28th, 2010

“I have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The kind of difficulties I experience include tremors, double incontinence, memory loss, not being able to articulate the right words, getting words mixed up and imbalance. But when I’m less stressed I don’t have so much trouble with these. I need to be less stressed and then I’m […]

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Successful rehabilitation uses creativity and interest in participating

September 28th, 2010

Men at a post discharge stroke group set up by occupational therapists at Mayday Hospital in Croydon produce complex Eagle Star quilts. As well as therapeutic benefit, people meet and support one another, and develop fine motor skills, high levels of concentration and raised self-confidence. Exerpt from the Review of Arts and Health Working Group, […]

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Depression

September 28th, 2010

I used to be on pills, anti-depressants, when I first came here. I found something to live for when I came here [it] got me off the anti-depressants. I haven’t seen a doctor for two years, before that I used to go once a week.

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Painting reduces attendance at surgery and improves self-confidence

September 28th, 2010

A GP surgery appointed an artist-in-residence to work alongside staff and patients, because GPs felt that a large number of problems were primarily not medical in origin, and were concerned about over-medicalisation of normal life. Patients with long-standing mental health problems showed measurable increases in self-confidence scores and their very high attendances at the surgery […]

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Arts on prescription – social networks an important outcome

September 28th, 2010

A study published in Nursing Times in May 2010,’Does prescribing participation in arts help to promote recovery for mental health clients?‘, looked at the experiences of people involved in an arts on prescription programme. Participants benefited by having a ‘safe place’ to come to, making new friends and social networks, experiencing peer support and opportunities […]

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Arts projects can improve mental health and empowerment and reduce use of health services

September 28th, 2010

A study of 102 mental health projects – ‘Mental health, social inclusion and the arts: developing the evidence base’, May 2007 (download the full report see a summary or read quotes from participants) found a statistically significant decrease in use of health services amongst service users and improvements in empowerment, mental health and social inclusion. […]

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Creative process helps women cope with cancer

September 24th, 2010

A qualitative study in the British Journal of Occupational Therapy (June 2006 69/6) looked at the creative process experienced by women who regularly made creative artworks, in particular, how their experience of ‘flow’ helped them to cope with cancer.  They found benefits including: the challenge of creative  artwork; feeling of mastery and control; immersion and […]

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