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Dorset County Hospital, Visiting Time project with artist Mark Storor, Baby photographs by Gabriella Sancisi.

Dorset County Hospital, Visiting Time project with artist Mark Storor, Baby photographs by Gabriella Sancisi.

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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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Creative Freelancers report

Creative Freelancers Report

The Creative Industries Federation has published a report looking at the experiences of freelancers working in the arts. Nearly half of the creative workers in the creative industries - 47 per cent - are freelance compared with 15 per cent across the workforce as a whole.

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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

FREE mindful photography 'on referral'

FREE 6-week course with arts and health charity Artlift for clients in Gloucestershire who are experiencing ongoing mental or physical health difficulties. Starts 17th April at The Pavilion, Museum in the Park, Stroud.

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Thomas James Ling
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