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Mean Feet Dance project, One Step Forward, aimed at supporting recovery, resilience and self-management for people with mental health needs. Photo: Gabriel Munns

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Mean Feet Dance project, One Step Forward, aimed at supporting recovery, resilience and self-management for people with mental health needs. Photo: Gabriel Munns

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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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Researchers Sing Praises of Creative People and Places

A three-year evaluation has commended the Arts Council England programme as a source of learning for community arts, but raised concerns about its long-term sustainability. (From ArtsProfessional)

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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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FREE mindful photography 'on referral'

FREE 6-week course with arts and health charity Artlift for clients in Gloucestershire who are experiencing ongoing mental or physical health difficulties. Starts 17th April at The Pavilion, Museum in the Park, Stroud.

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