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Willis Newson, Bristol Heart Institute, Lifeboat atrium sculpture by Rob Blake and Jan Olins.

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Willis Newson, Bristol Heart Institute, Lifeboat atrium sculpture by Rob Blake and Jan Olins.


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AHSW Change of Address

UPDATE: We will be changing address to an OXFORD based PO Box from 3rd April 2018.




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Michael Craig Martin Artwork - Oxford Hospital

Study of bespoke hospital artwork - callout for contributions

An international study is exploring the increasing practice of commissioning purpose-built artwork in hospitals designed to specifically address the needs of patients. The study is looking for UK examples of artwork commissioned for the needs of particular patient groups.


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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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Questionnaire for Art Therapy Practitioners and Patients

Ella Longley, a student from Highcliffe Sixth Form developed a research project around the topic of art therapy and its effectiveness. She has developed a questionnaire both for practitioners and patients seeking their views around the subject. Please share and complete!

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Vita Nova

Vita Nova is an arts organisation that supports people recovering from addiction (drugs and alcohol) and delivers educational projects into the community.

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