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Studio Upstairs: artistic resources & education within a therapeutic community
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Studio Upstairs: artistic resources & education within a therapeutic community setting. Image: Georgina Ann Gregory

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We will soon be redeveloping our website so that it is mobile compatible. If you are using this website on a mobile device please FOLLOW THIS LINK for instructions on how to 'request desktop site' to use our website on your phone or tablet.

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Death Cafe

Emmeline Burdett from DAO reviews the Southbank's 'Death Café' event

Southbank Centre invited people to take part in a tea party-style discussion of death and dying on Sunday 11 September. Emmeline Burdett encountered the ’encouraging, safe space for open discussion and shared understanding of ideas about and encounters with death and dying’ set up as a Death Café.

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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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Call for Entries: European Healthcare Design Awards 2018

Celebrating the cream of healthcare design projects worldwide, the awards will help set a benchmark from which to advance standards in the creation of healthcare environments that support new systems of care delivery, research and the implementation of design innovations. Deadline: 22nd Feb 2018

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Encounter Theatre & Therapy

Amerie has lived and worked in and around Exeter for the past 19 years. Originally arriving as a student of University of Exeter she has developed her connections and reputation ...

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