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Effervescent: Social Alchemy, How Long Would You Wait? Project to encourage early referral for Psychosis.

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Effervescent: Social Alchemy, How Long Would You Wait? Project to encourage early referral for Psychosis.

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Viv Gordon, Artistic Director of Mean Feet Dance awarded Judge's Individual Prize

MUSIC MAKERS ARE TOP TWO WINNERS IN ARTS & HEALTH SOUTH WEST PRIZE 2015

Two innovative arts projects, based in Plymouth and Dorset, which use music to improve the health and wellbeing of elderly and vulnerable people, are the top two winners in this year’s Arts & Health South West Prize.

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Schools Minister makes no apology for sidelining the arts

Schools Minister Nick Gibb has announced that the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), a list of subjects that secondary schools must include in their GCSE curriculum if they are to attain an ‘outstanding’ status through Ofsted, will be compulsory and will not contain arts subjects.

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Evidence

Impacts of music in early years

The London Early Years Music Network has published an evidence review exploring the impacts of music on young children’s physical, mental and psychological development.

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Opportunities

Art in Mental Health: A Foundation Course in Art Therapy- Open for applications

This popular part-time course introduces participants to key factors in working with visual art in a wide variety of therapeutic and health contexts, focussing on broad mental health issues. 

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Play It Again Theatre Company

Play It Again Theatre Company are passionate about the power and beauty of educational theatre. In recent years we have empowered a wide range of community members to feel confident ...

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