Arts & Health South West is an information, support and advocacy organisation for everyone who believes in the value of creativity in enhancing health and wellbeing.

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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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Michael Craig Martin Artwork - Oxford Hospital

Study of bespoke hospital artwork - callout for contributions

An international study is exploring the increasing practice of commissioning purpose-built artwork in hospitals designed to specifically address the needs of patients. The study is looking for UK examples of artwork commissioned for the needs of particular patient groups.


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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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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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Misfits Theatre Company

Misfits is a unique theatre company. We are a theatre and social group led by people with learning difficulties. We are recognised for our role as providers of unique training ...

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