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Music Leader Anna Batson with Tyler. Project: Music for a Change - Plymouth Music Zone (PMZ). First prize winners AHSW Prize 2015.
Photo: Bluglass Pictures

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Music Leader Anna Batson with Tyler. Project: Music for a Change - Plymouth Music Zone (PMZ). First prize winners AHSW Prize 2015. Photo: Bluglass Pictures

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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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Art psychotherapy groups in Gloucestershire museums help with mental health issues

2gether NHS Foundation Trust has been using Gloucestershire’s museums to provide a different environment for art psychotherapy sessions for people experiencing mental health issues.

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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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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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