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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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Music Minds Mental Health Project funded by Clinical Commissioning Group

The Music Works in Gloucestershire recently secured funding from its clinical commissioning group and Youth Music, to pilot a music-led approach to reducing mental health issues in young people with a particular focus on self-harm, body-image, eating disorders and stress. 

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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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AHSW Fundraising and Development Professional (Freelance)

AHSW is recruiting a freelance Fundraising and Development Professional to support AHSW’s Director, Alex Coulter, in delivering the Catalyst Evolve Programme with a particular emphasis on Individual Giving. Deadline: 5pm 13th November

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Kuopio Conservatory

The Well-being Know-how Center of Eastern Finland http://www.hyvinvointivoimala.fi/takuulla-project-in-english/ The Well-being Power Plant and The Takuulla Projects as Renovators of Working Life and Education The Well-being Power Plant of Eastern ...

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