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IMPACT REPORT : The Support Hub at The Arts & Health Hub
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IMPACT REPORT : The Support Hub at The Arts & Health Hub

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.

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Workforce Wellbeing
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ACEVO and Mental Health First Aid England – Workforce wellbeing in charities

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.

 

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Treasury of art activities for older people volume 2
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Treasury of Arts Activities for Older People: Volume 2

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.

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Create to Connect
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A FREE mindful art activity booklet to reduce isolation by City Arts!

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.

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Arts and Health Hub Impact Report
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Arts and Health Hub COVID-19 Artist Impact Report For Artists Working in Arts & Health

During June & July 2020 Arts and Health Hub collected information on how the pandemic has affected artists in the arts & health sector.

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Commissioning and COVID-19: advice for social care

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.

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Every Mind Matters – Public Health England

Public Health England launched a major new mental health campaign, called Every Mind Matters, on 7th October 2019. You can download a wealth of resources via the campaign website.

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Nordic Journal of Arts, Culture and Health

Scandinavian University Press has published the first issue of an open access journal which provides a platform for publication and debate in the interdisciplinary field of arts and culture in healthcare and health promotion.

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Graeae Theatre Company performance in an open air setting.
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Access to Work guide for Arts and Cultural Sector

Funded by Arts Council England and created by Disability Arts Online, this helpful guide clarifies the Access to Work process and provides specific advice fort arts and cultural workers.

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Report: International Social Prescribing Network Conference July 2019

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.

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