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Mean Feet Dance project, One Step Forward, aimed at supporting recovery, resilience and self-management for people with mental health needs. Photo: Gabriel Munns

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Mean Feet Dance project, One Step Forward, aimed at supporting recovery, resilience and self-management for people with mental health needs. Photo: Gabriel Munns

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AHSW Annual Conference 2017

24th Nov in Bristol: A packed programme of keynotes, workshops and performance. Practical insights into what's happening with Social Prescribing and arts and health work across the South West. 

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Public Health England publish their evaluation guide on arts for health and wellbeing

This new document provides effective ways to document and evaluate arts projects and programmes that seek to improve health and wellbeing.

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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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Music Care Training Course

A three level training programme that prepares caregivers to use music in their care practice with increased confidence and theoretical understanding 

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