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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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Author Joyce White’s website with tips on writing as a way of healing

March 15th, 2011

http://wingedforarttherapy.com/index.html

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Writing organisations

October 29th, 2010

Alliance of Literary Societies – www.allianceofliterarysocieties.org.uk Incwriters Society – (internet based literature hub) – www.incwriters.co.uk International PEN (a community of writers worldwide) – www.internationalpen.org.uk National Association of Writers Groups – www.nawg.co.uk Poetry Society – www.poetrysociety.org.uk Society for Storytelling – www.sfs.org.uk

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Creative writing groups provide a meaningful therapeutic activity

September 28th, 2010

A study by an occupational therapist, compared the outcomes of therapy groups using writing, and established/independent creative writing groups, for people with depression. She found that the independent groups provided therapeutic activity on a less intense level, and helped clients express their feelings, address feelings of stigmatisation, and find empathy, confidence and support, and improve […]

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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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