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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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AHSW Change of Address

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

 

 

 

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Art 'doesn't need to be useful', report advises self-evaluating organisations

A new resource aims to guide arts organisations through self-assessment, whether they have chosen to do it or been asked to do so by a funder.

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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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Opportunities

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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Helena Singing live with Guitar

Helena Softley
Self Employed
Professional Musician/workshop leader/M.C/Dance leader in training..

I am a professional musician, having gigged live all over the world since my teens. I have now branched out into teaching singing workshops and have begun training to be ...

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