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Thriving Communities Webinars

Catch up and find out more details about the National Academy of Social Prescribing Thriving Communities Webinar Series,  a series which explores the role social prescribing can play in supporting health and wellbeing.

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Videos from Creativity & Wellbeing Week 2022

Creativity and Wellbeing week is a partnership between London Arts in Health Forum and the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance (CWHA). It is an open festival encouraging anyone who wants to host an event focused on culture, arts and wellbeing to join the programme. The most recent Creativity & Wellbeing Week ran from 16-22 May 2022. CHWA have gathered together some videos from some of the Week’s headline events. Watch now …

 

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Free evidence cards on inequality and ethnicity

Centre of Ageing Better have produced a new downloadable set of evidence cards to help you better understand and communicate the evidence around ageing, inequality and ethnicity. These are in addition to their existing set of evidence cards about ageing. Both sets of cards are designed to be used in workshops and presentations as an interactive way of exploring research rapidly.

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How to create theatre that is both physical and emotional

Some people in the theatre world might tell you that making theatre is all about emotion. They would say that if your play isn’t making the audience cry by the end, then you’re doing it wrong.  Good theatre is a balance of physical and emotional storytelling. It’s not enough to just make the audience feel something – you have to engage their intellect and their senses as well. This blog explores some ways and tools to create theatre that is both physical and emotional.

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PACT: A framework for addressing power and anti-racism in the arts sector

Lakshnie Hettihewa-Young and Asif Afridi of brap have developed an exercise book for arts leaders based on learnings from Calouste Gulbenkian’s PACT Pioneer programme, which convened leaders in the arts sector to address imbalances in power, accountability, connection and trust (PACT) in their work. The practical ‘exercise book‘ captures the main themes of the programme and is created for others working in the arts.

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Watch the full Social Prescribing Show

The National Academy for Social Prescribing held a show at the Southbank Centre as part of social prescribing week from 4-11 March.  The Show explored a wide range of initiatives, spotlighting the impact social prescribing is having on communities and on our healthcare networks. There were panels on the importance of supporting link workers and discussions around the ways in which we can all enhance the power of community stories. You can now watch the whole event online.

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Arts Well launches new campaign: Creativity – It’s good for you

On behalf of the Creative, Health and Wellbeing Partnership for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, Arts Well have launched the campaign ‘Creativity – It’s good for you’, funded by the Contain Outbreak Management Fund from Cornwall Council. Arts Well has produced a digital leaflet, a printed leaflet and a downloadable directory of opportunities for people in Cornwall to get creative.  Join them in promoting the role of creativity in maintaining and improving health and wellbeing.

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Social Prescribing Mythbuster: Second edition

London Arts & Health have launched a second edition of their Mythbuster, with the Greater London Authority. The guide is designed to dispel some of the myths surrounding social prescribing in the arts and cultural sector, essential reading if you’re working with creativity or culture and want to understand more about social prescribing.

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Research into Recovery – NEON

NEON (Narrative Experiences Online) is a research study running from 2017-2023.  NEON is testing whether having online access to people’s real-life stories of recovery from mental ill health can be helpful for people experiencing psychosis or other mental health problems and their carers.

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Creative Medicine Podcast

The Creative Medicine Podcast explores the connection between creativity and health and each episode is a conversation with an inspiring guest delving deep in to their creative journey and how they use creativity to improve health & well-being. Hosted by GP – Dr Amal Lad

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