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Studio Upstairs: artistic resources & education within a therapeutic community
setting. Image: Georgina Ann Gregory

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Studio Upstairs: artistic resources & education within a therapeutic community setting. Image: Georgina Ann Gregory

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AHSW Change of Address

UPDATE: There are issues with our new Exeter PO Box meaning that we are not currently receiving any mail. Read on for more.

 

 

 

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Creative Activities in BANES: Arts & Mental Health

An introduction to Creativity Works - "Inspiring and empowering people through creativity to explore, develop and grow"

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Evidence

Longitudinal research into wellbeing

Taking part in art classes can improve mental health and enhance social inclusion over a prolonged period, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Mental Health Promotion.

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Opportunities

Call for evidence: The arts for refugee health and well-being.

If you or your organisation works with refugees or asylum seekers using the arts, please read on to see if your work meets the evaluation criteria and could contribute to this systematic review. This call is for work that has not been published academically. Deadline: 1st November 2017

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James Aldridge
Creative Ecology
Artist and Consultant

I am a visual artist and consultant. I am interested in the benefit that creative exploration of oneself and one's environment can have for learning, health, wellbeing and for the ...

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