Throughout 2020-21 the Arts & Health Hub provided an multi-layered approach to support (including mental health support) for artists working in the arts & health sector. Learn more about the Support Hub and the impact it made. Evaluation by Helen Shearn with support from Daisy Danziger and Eve Loren.View Link
One of the joys of the social sector is the passion and commitment of the people who work in it. Often, in part because that passion and commitment is rooted in personal experiences of the issues we are all trying to address, we can find ourselves fragile and vulnerable to poor mental health as a direct result of our work. This new report is help CEOs to think about their wellbeing and that of their teams.
Volume 2 of the Treasury, with 52 creative activities one for each week of the year. Tried and tested activities designed for everyone who would like to bring more creativity into the work they do with older people, particularly for care home activity coordinators, dementia café volunteers, home carers, day centre staff, and friends/family. Curated by Liz Postlethwaite, produced in partnership with NAPA/Arts in Care Homes and jointly funded by the Baring Foundation and Rayne Foundation.View Link
The specially designed booklets detail art activities that people can do at home, or in a group. Twelve different artists contributed to the book and includes creative activities focused on mindfulness, painting, drawing, making, writing and storytelling.View Link
During June & July 2020 Arts and Health Hub collected information on how the pandemic has affected artists in the arts & health sector.View Link
This guide focuses on what we can learn from commissioning during the COVID-19 crisis. It discusses how commissioners can work in true partnership with citizens, providers and the community to resolve issues faced in social care and make positive outcomes a reality.View Link
by Emily Foulkes (Director of Cymaz Music and Singing for Health Practitioner/Researcher)
On 11th and 12th July 2019, the University of Westminster hosted the 2nd International Social Prescribing conference which attracted delegates from more than 13 countries. Attendees were a broad mix of Healthcare professionals, Social Prescribing Link Workers and Managers and organisations/practitioners involved in providing community or complementary activities. The Social Prescribing Network exists to share knowledge and best practice, to support Social Prescribing at a local and national level and to inform good quality research and evaluation. It is supporting the setting up of regional Social Prescribing Networks across England.
This report covers some of the key presentations and then reflects on key themes and headlines from across the conference.View Link
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