Blackpool Arts For Health

A highly successful partnership has been established with South and West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SWYPFT) and Creative Minds delivering projects such as Taking a View and Vivify for older people with mental health issues. Despite that fact, and despite the invested effort and growth of knowledge and understanding in each arena, it is interesting that we often still find ourselves struggling with the fundamentals” of art and health and their meaning in society. Blackpool Arts service is working in partnership with Blackpool Public Health to deliver stimulating creative workshops to promote good mental health through creative activity. Keep your team safe and your show running smoothly—join us at our Health and Safety for Independent and Community Theatres workshop with Janet Sellery on November 5 in Toronto. Art and health have been at the center of human interest from the beginning of recorded history.

We just wanted to let you know that booking is now open for the Storytelling for Health conference, which takes place in Swansea on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June 2017. The National Arts and Health Framework has been developed to enhance the profile of arts and health in Australia and to promote greater integration of arts and health practice and approaches. Women in the study reduced their stress levels and generally improved their health by experiencing less pain, better sleep, and fewer general physical complaints. A major part of the Bible’s health instruction dates back to the time of Moses.

We believe that the arts contribute to the wellbeing and vitality of society and that engaging with the arts stimulates our sense of identity and creativity. We Are Healing is a song created as part of the Healing Arts Coalition Conference held in October 2015, where attendees learned more about non traditional approaches to Arts and Healing. Massage therapists, for instance, have a positive healing arts career outlook as projected job growth for this profession is very positive. David McDaid ( @dmcdaid ) is an Associate Professorial Research Fellow in Health Policy and Health Economics at the Personal Social Services Research Unit at LSE. Digital Arts & Creative Ageing is a collaborative grant funding programme developed by Nominet Trust and The Baring Foundation.

Artists Kate and Peter Caruana known collectively as Bonkers Clutterbucks were a creative highlight as part of the Dignity Day event at Blackpool Winter Gardens for World Mental Health Day. Craft Research (CRRE) is the first peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to the development and advance of contemporary craft practice and theory through research. A choice of up to six ‘tasters’ from 24 available programmes show the arts in health programmes in action with older people, children/young people/families, mental health and the health workforce. WMAH&W website is a practical resource useful to anyone involved in arts and health. A community-engaged arts practice is a working collaboration between professional artists and community members who might not have previously thought of themselves as artists.

Aesop, the NHS Alliance and College of Medicine presented the first national Arts in health Conference & Showcase for health decision-makers at the Royal Festival Hall in London on Friday 5 February 2016. Watch the video below to find out about Canterbury Christ Church University’s work with arts and health. A plenary celebration features four performances: singing for better breathing, magic tricks for young people with hemiplegia, shared reading for mental health and dance designed to help older people avoid falls. This initiative supports the development of new knowledge and expertise in the fields of seniors’ wellness, and community-engaged arts.