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Berkeley Vale Health Community Arts Project; AHSW Award winner 2012

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Berkeley Vale Health Community Arts Project; AHSW Award winner 2012

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AHSW Annual Conference 2017 - TICKETS NOW ON SALE

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. EARLY BIRD ENDS 13TH OCTOBER

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Living Well Community Mental Health Project

The ‘Living Well’ project aims to use creative arts workshops and more to improve the well-being of local people across Dorset aged 19+ who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and sleep disorders. 

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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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Opportunities

Arts in Health Research Intensive at the University of Florida

A 5-day introduction to the field of arts in health and fundamentals in evaluation and research. January 29 - February 2, 2018 at the University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine. Scholarships available!

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Alive!

Alive! is a charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for older people in care by enabling their participation in meaningful activity. We run hour-long group activity sessions and ...

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