First National Arts In Health Conference & Showcase

This will follow on from last years North West Frontier, where health professionals, artists and other actors from the field fed into the start of a regional/sub-regional conversation around inequalities, the arts, health and well-being. We fund innovative initiatives, underpinned by robust research, that can have a lasting impact on health and healthcare. The Centre will be collaborating with researchers and specialist groups in the fields of arts and health, both in Norway and abroad.

Guillemin, one of the first to use drawings in an effort to understand experiences of health and illness, examined how 32 middle-aged women with heart disease understood their condition. Organising events to showcase good practice and bring together professionals working in the field of arts and health and social care. We connected through the Facewall; we got to know ourselves better through the nef 5 ways to wellbeing; we made flowers and thought about our values as Arts and Health practitioners; we discussed Big Questions for our sector today.

The website provides a resource and focal point for the arts and health sector in Ireland. I’ve noticed that discussions around art and health promotion inevitably land on social inclusion, and the fabulous opportunity that arts engagement creates for social connectivity and expanding social networks. Gabriella Carroll is a woman with broad experience in health and management spheres. Thirty-nine women with stage 1 or stage 2 breast cancer were randomly assigned to an experimental group that took part in an individual creative arts therapy intervention or to a delayed treatment control group. To be eligible to apply, the lead applicant needs to be Arts Council funded, or have presented work to the public through ACE programmes. Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) is Ireland’s leading arts and health programme. Because of this diversity a range of appropriate research and evaluation methods are required.

The programme involves music, poetry and story-telling, delivered by professional artists with the aim of enhancing the healthcare experience for the benefit of patients, staff and visitors. In addition, Aberystywth Arts Centre led a project with Penparcau Progressive Action Group who are a group of adults recovering from stroke and living with a variety disabilities. Through mixed martial arts, and martial arts the mind develops a powerful skill of being able to be patient, and alert for longer periods of time.

We know from our own history and experience, and a wealth of evidence from other organisations, that the arts have an important role to play in helping people stay healthy, get well and enjoy life in their communities. The Hippocrates Initiative – winner of the 2011 Times Higher Education Award for Innovation and Excellence in the Arts – is an interdisciplinary venture that investigates the synergy between the medicine, the arts, and health. Promote the professional development of people working in the sector (Health & Art).Create a strong and vibrant network. The Impact of Cultural Engagement and Sports Participation on Health and Satisfaction with Life in Scotland.