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ArtCare at Salisbury District Hospital - Altro digicladTM in the new Children's Unit

ArtCare at Salisbury District Hospital - Altro digicladTM in the new Children's Unit

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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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Father and Daughter Taunton Market

Arts For Life's 'End of Life' Poetry Project at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton

The ongoing poetry project led by Allison Day, a writer and nurse practitioner on A&E, seeks to highlight the importance of communication at the heart of the caring relationship, and to create an ongoing act of remembrance and legacy that aspires to be both affirmative and therapeutic.

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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

Creative and Credible CPD Programme

The programme aims to support best practice in evaluation in arts, health and wellbeing. There is an option to attend an introductory workshop at a significantly reduced price, and an opportunity to undertake an intensive follow-up programme with a small group of participants. Starts: January 2018

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Nipple reconstruction workshop

Prue Thimbleby
ABMU Health Board
Arts in Health Co-ordinator

I am a willow artist and storyteller. I am passionate about participation in the Arts and work three days a week as Arts co-ordinator for the Health Service in Swansea ...

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