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Dorset County Hospital, Visiting Time project with artist Mark Storor, Baby photographs by Gabriella Sancisi.

Dorset County Hospital, Visiting Time project with artist Mark Storor, Baby photographs by Gabriella Sancisi.

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Public supports doctors prescribing dance, poll finds

56% of Brits agree with Government plans to empower GPs to prescribe dance to patients to combat loneliness, according to YouGov data. The figure rises to 69% among those who already have an interest in dance. (Via ArtsProfessional/Open Access Government)

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Third Northern Ireland Mental Health Film and Arts Festival kicks off in May

The third Northern Ireland Mental Health Film and Arts Festival is being held in May.In its first three years, the Northern Ireland Mental Health Film and Arts Festival has reached over 7,000 people and this year’s festival promises to widen its appeal even further.

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Evidence

Second Museums and Health Report

The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing has published its second report which offers insight into different ways the heritage sector is responding creatively to a range of issues and provides a variety of recommendations.

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Opportunities

Aesop and Canterbury Christ Church University launch new course for arts and health professionals.

A new training course for busy Arts and Health Professionals who wish to develop and run successful arts in health programmes has been launched by Aesop and Canterbury Christ Church University. 

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