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Dorset County Hospital, Visiting Time project with artist Mark Storor, Baby photographs by Gabriella Sancisi.

Dorset County Hospital, Visiting Time project with artist Mark Storor, Baby photographs by Gabriella Sancisi.

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AHSW Sub-Regional Leads required from Somerset and Wiltshire

AHSW is looking for members from Somerset and Wiltshire to represent their region as part of the AHSW Sub-Regional networks. The role of Sub-Regional lead is voluntary and the network is an important conduit for information to support AHSW's strategic work.

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Music Minds Mental Health Project funded by Clinical Commissioning Group

The Music Works in Gloucestershire recently secured funding from its clinical commissioning group and Youth Music, to pilot a music-led approach to reducing mental health issues in young people with a particular focus on self-harm, body-image, eating disorders and stress. 

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Arts, health & wellbeing: reflections on a national seminar series and building a UK research network

An article published in 'Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice' on 10th May 2016 on the development of a national UK research network in arts and health. 

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Laughter Facilitation Skills course, aka laughter yoga with Joe.

Learn to integrate nls: natural laughter skills and laughter yoga in your personal and professional life, and generate your own sunshine at will. 25% AHSW Member discount!

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