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Report on South West Change4Life Dance Projects

March 23rd, 2011

A summary report from South West Change4Life Project, funded by a grant from the Department of Health, illustrated how: • four mass participation dance projects got more than 10,000 people engaged in dance • a SPAR store embraced Change4Life, getting local children ‘W(Rapping) their Way to a Healthier Future’ • local activity run by PCTs […]

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Campaign on Promoting Square Dancing

March 21st, 2011

A committee are currently working to promote dancing (primarily square dancing, but a bit of round dancing too) and training throughout the UK, as well as hoping to persuade doctors to prescribe dance lessons. For more information on this type of  danicng, visit www.dosado.com and www.uksquaredancing.com, as well as the Facebook page.

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Mental Health and Dance factsheet from the Media Trust

January 17th, 2011

‘Mad for Dance’ is a series of five short films look at how dance has helped five people overcome their mental distress.  This factsheet, from the Media Trust, provides information on mental health organisations in general and dance related groups. www.mediatrust.org

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Dance organisations

October 29th, 2010

General All England Dance Association – www.all-england-dance.org.uk British Dance Council – www.british-dance-council.org Dance UK – www.danceuk.org Foundation for Community Dance (members include dance schools and clubs – www.communitydance.org.uk or search the directory Laban Guild for Movement and Dance (Laban-based movement and dance) – www.labanguild.org.uk Ballroom Allied Dancing Association (ballroom dancing) – www.allieddancing.co.uk Folk/traditional/historical Dolmetsch Historical […]

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Parkinson’s

September 28th, 2010

Maggie Sorbie and Daphne Cushnie Once a week Daphne Cushnie leads a dance session for people with Parkinson’s disease. Here she tells us more about why dance and performance is so important, and we hear from one of the groups members Maggie Sorbie on the benefits she has gained from dance. Daphne Cushnie “I am […]

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Arthritis

September 28th, 2010

Dance-based exercise and Tai Chi and their benefits for people with arthritis A 2005 review of the research into the use of dance-based exercises and Tai Chi, for people with arthritis. Dance-based aerobic exercise for rheumatoid arthritis. The effects of a 16 week programme of dance-based aerobic exercise (1990). Researchers found that pain and swelling […]

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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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Watch clips from BBC’s Headroom mental health project …

September 28th, 2010

POETRY: Showcase Live, features participants from a poetry project for men with mental health problems in Leicester. SINGING: Sing your heart out a choir for people with mental health problems in Norwich. DANCE: Dance Base from Edinburgh which supports young people in a variety of challenging circumstances.

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PHT

September 28th, 2010

I like to dance and it is very beneficial especially in light of my health conditions … You never know what is around the corner but if you keep yourself physically and mentally strong by doing something like dancing then whatever does happen around the corner probably won’t be as bad…

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