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Double Elephant Print Workshop - Print on Prescription; AHSW Award winner 2012

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Double Elephant Print Workshop - Print on Prescription; AHSW Award winner 2012

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We will soon be redeveloping our website so that it is mobile compatible. If you are using this website on a mobile device please FOLLOW THIS LINK for instructions on how to 'request desktop site' to use our website on your phone or tablet.

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Research supports theory that arts can heal society

People who engage with the arts are more likely to be charitable donors and volunteers, a new study has found. 

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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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Call for Entries: European Healthcare Design Awards 2018

Celebrating the cream of healthcare design projects worldwide, the awards will help set a benchmark from which to advance standards in the creation of healthcare environments that support new systems of care delivery, research and the implementation of design innovations. Deadline: 22nd Feb 2018

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Sabine Kramer
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EXHIBITION@TAUNTON LIBRARY 1ST-13TH FEBRUARY 2016 Art has been my therapy since suffering from Post Natal Psychosis in 2010. I believe I started painting again late in 2011, when I was ...

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