Blog

AHSW's Director and Trustees reflect on various aspects of arts, health and wellbeing.

a lady wearing a suit has images of people's faces projected onto her and the wall behind her
Blog Posts 11 July 2019

Storytelling for Health

Director's Blog - July 2019

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Matt Hancock speaks at a conference, standing at a lectern
Blog Posts 14 November 2018

Reflections on Recent National Developments

Alex reflects on recent developments regarding social prescribing.

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Cutout metal sculpture of two people walking, installed in between 2 trees
Blog Posts 22 October 2018

Ray Smith

A Blog by Guy Eades  about the recent passing of the artist Ray Smith.

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An illustration of a person drinking from a bottle that says culture on the label
Blog Posts 12 September 2018

Social Prescribing and Arts on Prescription

Alex unpacks some of the complexities surrounding Social Prescribing and Arts on Prescription.

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A diagram - the Cynefin Framework by Dan Snowden
Blog Posts 22 December 2016

Shared Territories

The transcript of a talk Alex Coulter gave at the Royal Society for Public Health

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Photo of a person standing in front of a painting by Steve Burden
Blog Posts 17 August 2016

‘Cultural Value’ and ‘Quality’

AHSW Director Alex Coulter was inspired to write this blog as a result of discussions with our partners in the Alternative Visions project: Bristol Museums, Galleries & ...

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The Houses of Parliament
Blog Posts 21 January 2016

All Party Parliamentary Group’s Arts, Health and Wellbeing Inquiry

AHSW Director Alex Coulter passes on reflections from a recent roundtable on the Arts and Post-traumatic Stress at the House of Lords.

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A naked man lit with a spotlight during a performance, against a white wall
Blog Posts 7 August 2015

The Barometer of my Heart

AHSW Director Alex Coulter reflects on Mark Storor’s work-in-progress performance at the Wellcome Collection.

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A library with books on white shelves and a purple carpet
Blog Posts 22 June 2015

Scientific investigations of art, healing and public health

A blog by AHSW Trustee Paul Dieppe: People who are trying to help others with health issues, but are not themselves part of the ...

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lit up sign in the shape of a question mark
Blog Posts 15 April 2019

Is the Evidence for Arts and Health Good Enough?

AHSW Director Alex Coulter's latest musings on the evidence base follow a meeting she attended with the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Professor Dame Sally Davies, ...

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