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Mental Health

This page collects together all the case studies that were submitted as part of the Arts & Health South West Prize 2015 and which share mental health as a common theme.


A PDF summary of all the mental health-based case studies from the Arts & Health South West Prize 2015 can be found here

Please click on the the links below to access the full case studies. 


Creative Wellbeing (Cognivity Coaching CIC) 
Promoting self-discovery, reduce stigma and empower people with moderate to extreme mental health needs.


Face2Face Dorset (ZooFish Arts CIC)
Arts and mental health project addressing stigma and offering volunteering opportunities to people with lived experience of mental distress.

The Project (EDVSA) 
Early intervention support service to young people aged 13-24 experiencing issues with emotional and mental health.

SOAR (EDP drug and alcohol services) 
Using arts-based mindfulness to identify inner strengths.


The Happiness Project (Light Box Project CIC) 
Sharing mental health promotion strategies using creative projects in city- centre empty shop space.


Studio Upstairs 
Studio Upstairs provides artistic resources and education within a therapeutic community setting.


One Step Forward (Mean Feet Dance)
Somerset Dance and Mental Health programme aimed at supporting recovery, resilience and self-management for people with mental health needs.




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