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ArtCare at Salisbury District Hospital - Altro digicladTM in the new Children's Unit

ArtCare at Salisbury District Hospital - Altro digicladTM in the new Children's Unit


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AHSW Change of Address

UPDATE: We will be changing address to an OXFORD based PO Box from 3rd April 2018.




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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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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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Questionnaire for Art Therapy Practitioners and Patients

Ella Longley, a student from Highcliffe Sixth Form developed a research project around the topic of art therapy and its effectiveness. She has developed a questionnaire both for practitioners and patients seeking their views around the subject. Please share and complete!

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Community Hand Mandala for World Mental Health day

helen wheelock
create together
creative arts facilitator

I design and facilitate bespoke workshops and projects for a wide range of people from all ages and backgrounds. I specialise in working on collaborative community projects to help build ...

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