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Culture linked to improved health

June 21st, 2011

Trips to the theatre, concerts, art galleries and museums have been linked to better health and wellbeing, according to researchers in Norway. A report, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, showed the more often people engaged in cultural activities the greater their health benefits. The authors suggest culture could be used to […]

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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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Videos showing Cumbrian health professionals talking about Art and Wellbeing

April 4th, 2011

Video case studies of Cherrie Trelogan (Arts Participation Officer at Cumbria County Council), Dr Jane Mathieson (Public Health Consultant, NHS Cumbria) and Paul Musgrove (Cumbria Public Health Network Manager) describing how they developed a culture and sport outcomes framework. Watch or download the videos here.

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Article on Music and Wellbeing

March 29th, 2011

To coincide with BBC Wales Music Day, Liz Coombs, Senior Lecturer in Creative and Therapeutic Arts  in the School of Education has an article published today as part of the Government’s consultation on measuring the nation’s wellbeing. The article focuses on the role that music can play, both in therapeutic terms and more generally, in […]

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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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People have expressed themselves therapeutically in an artistic way throughout history.

March 15th, 2011

From the communicative cave drawings and symbolic Egyptian hieroglyphics, to rituals and Native American sand painting, which were said to have had spiritual healing power, we have always used some form of creative expression in a beneficial way. The 1800s saw the two French psychiatrists find typical characteristics and symbolism in the artwork of people […]

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A new way of looking at creative activities and health

March 14th, 2011

Article in Occupational Therapy News, March 2011 Anita Holford outlines how occupational therapists can locate creative activities for clients through local voluntary arts groups, and reports on a new website that has been set up to help.

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