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Activate, Dorset's  Dance and Theatre Agency, Dance Generations project residency

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Activate, Dorset's Dance and Theatre Agency, Dance Generations project residency


Durlston Castle

AHSW Winter School 2018

We are looking for 2 healthcare professionals, 2 artists and 2 researchers to take part in a FREE, immersive two-day research exploration to experience and question if, and how, creativity impacts on our health and wellbeing. Deadline for Applications: 5pm Wednesday 21st February 2018

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Laughter Yoga and Emotional Catharsis

A recent blog post from Joe Hoare: "All emotions are welcome in my laughter yoga sessions. Even when I don’t specifically articulate this, it remains true."

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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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DIRECTOR of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance

The Director of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance will be responsible for developing the organisation over the next four years, from its launch as a new Arts Council National Portfolio Sector Support Organisation to its establishment as an independent charity. Deadline: Midnight 25th March 

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Laura Height

I am a HCPC registered Dramatherapist and a performer. Most recently, I have implemented a Dramatherapy service onto an NHS run inpatient unit for eating disorders in the North of ...

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