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The PCPE Project 'flash mob' - Encounter Theatre and Therapy

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The PCPE Project 'flash mob' - Encounter Theatre and Therapy

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AHSW Annual Conference 2017

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. 

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University Hospitals Bristol: Sanctuary Space

Willis Newson commissioned & collaborated with artist Ptolemy Mann to create designs for the new Sanctuary space at Bristol Royal Infirmary, making innovative use of sliding panel technology to create an interactive artwork.

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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

Music Care Training Course

A three level training programme that prepares caregivers to use music in their care practice with increased confidence and theoretical understanding 

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Patients planting a willow maze

Prue Thimbleby
ABMU Health Board
Arts in Health Co-ordinator

I am a willow artist and storyteller. I am passionate about participation in the Arts and work three days a week as Arts co-ordinator for the Health Service in Swansea ...

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