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Grandma Remember Me? Az2B Theatre Company. Shortlisted for AHSW Prize 2015 Photo: Erwin van Wanrooij

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Grandma Remember Me? Az2B Theatre Company. Shortlisted for AHSW Prize 2015 Photo: Erwin van Wanrooij

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Durlston Castle

AHSW Winter School 2018

We are looking for 2 healthcare professionals, 2 artists and 2 researchers to take part in a FREE, immersive two-day research exploration to experience and question if, and how, creativity impacts on our health and wellbeing. Deadline for Applications: 5pm Friday 21st February 2018

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NEW London Arts and Health Forum Blog

Victoria Hume writes about her reflections on working with the Blood Sugars project and their involvement with the Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference in 'The view from here, wherever here is: Arts, health inequality and activism'.

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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

DIRECTOR of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance

The Director of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance will be responsible for developing the organisation over the next four years, from its launch as a new Arts Council National Portfolio Sector Support Organisation to its establishment as an independent charity. Deadline: Midnight 25th March 

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50s Reminiscence entertainment

Trisha Lewis
Dementia Unravelled
Freelance

Trisha Lewis is a professional actor with expertise in communication and dementia. She combines these skills in her work as a 'Reminiscence Facilitator'. She graduated from Bournemouth University in 2005 ...

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