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ARTLIFT arts on prescription scheme in GP surgeries across Gloucestershire

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ARTLIFT arts on prescription scheme in GP surgeries across Gloucestershire

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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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Parkinson Dances film

A 30-minute film about contemporary dance in the treatment of Parkinsons. Watch it on the AHSW Website here!

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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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Teresa Wicksteed
self employed artist
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My paintings are vibrant, positive and uplifting. I try to transmit transformation and moments out of time . I want to show unseen energies; the spiritual, rather than material world. ...

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