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Activate, Dorset's  Dance and Theatre Agency, Dance Generations project residency

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Activate, Dorset's Dance and Theatre Agency, Dance Generations project residency

News

Storytelling and Recovery - The Listening Project on Radio 4

Two professional storytellers, Taffy and Daniel, talk about how they learnt to speak again after bouts of serious illness, through their craft.

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Living Well Footprints

Living Well Community Mental Health Project

The ‘Living Well’ project aims to use creative arts workshops and more to improve the well-being of local people across Dorset aged 19+ who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and sleep disorders. 

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Evidence

A Choir in Every Care Home - the report

The report '€œLIVE MUSIC IN CARE'€ '€“ which was published during the week of 12 November 2018 at the National Care Forum and Care England conferences.

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Opportunities

Self-care for Creative Practitioners

Many practitioners involved in delivering creative activities for others forget to find the time and techniques to look after themselves. This workshop will introduce approaches to self-care and provide opportunities to share ideas so that you can continue to support yourself and others effectively. 27th June 2019.

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