This page displays some of the research, stories, and other items that are relevant to a variety of conditions. See also the ‘Mind‘ page for other research relevant to all conditions.

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Wellbeing – Bristol Wellbeing Choir

Bristol Wellbeing Choir was set up originally by Bristol City Council: it’s been such a success that it is now an independent group run by a committee of members, and has spawned three offshoots. Hannah Currant, Neighbourhood Arts Officer, Bristol North, Bristol City Council gives an insight: “…A lot of the work that the choir […]

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Invest to Save: Arts in Health Evaluation

This three-year HM Treasury-funded project focused on mental health and older people, and explored the impact of creativity, culture and the arts on health and wellbeing, in the North West, through a project aimed at strengthening capacity via networking, training and building the evidence base. In addition to findings common to such studies (ie around […]

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Painting reduces attendance at surgery and improves self-confidence

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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Report on South West Change4Life Dance Projects

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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Competition for celebrating the creativity of people with Parkinson’s!

Parkinson’s UK are holding their Mervyn Peake Awards 2011, where anyone suffering from Parkinson’s can enter artwork into the following 4 categories of the competition, which are Photograph, Poetry, Art or Digital art (films up to 2 minutes or digital images), with the chance of winning some top prizes and recognition of your work. The […]

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