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Cancer – stories

Art Therapist Gay Walker used art to help her cope with cancer

“Art therapist Gay Walker’s battle with breast cancer and then uterine cancer eventually would span years and include 10 surgeries. Throughout the struggle, Walker wrote poems, sketched and created visual art to help her cope. When art therapist Gay Walker learned the lump was malignant, she painted lightning to express her shock. Her outrage inspired […]

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Breast cancer

Maggi Gamble only went along to a couple of art sessions during her treatment for breast cancer. It was enough however to give her the confidence to do an art degree. After giving up a career as a nurse due to illness, she is now looking forward to working again, only this time in a very different way.

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Lungs – stories

PHT

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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Mind – stories

Noah

Case studies from the Arts on Prescription Programme delivered by City Arts (Nottingham) Ltd January 2011. Research carried out by Dr Theodore Stickley and Ada Hui from Nottingham University. For further programme details visit www.city-arts.org.uk or contact Programme Manager Kate Duncan at kate@city-arts.org.uk. For confidentiality, pseudonyms have been used in the following case studies. Noah […]

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Gracie

Case studies from the Arts on Prescription Programme delivered by City Arts (Nottingham) Ltd January 2011. Research carried out by Dr Theodore Stickley and Ada Hui from Nottingham University. For further programme details visit www.city-arts.org.uk or contact Programme Manager Kate Duncan at kate@city-arts.org.uk. For confidentiality, pseudonyms have been used in the following case studies. Gracie […]

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Other conditions – stories

Creative expression workshops for refugee and immigrant children.

A program practised in a Canadian children’s hospital involving 138 immigrant and refugee children attending multiethnic schools, demonstrated the value of creativity when aiming to build their self esteem and preventing other problems. See more for further details.

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Parkinson’s

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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Stroke – stories

Stories from the Stroke Association

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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