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

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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: There are issues with our new Exeter PO Box meaning that we are not currently receiving any mail. Read on for more.

 

 

 

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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

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

DIRECTOR of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance

The Director of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance will be responsible for developing the organisation over the next four years, from its launch as a new Arts Council National Portfolio Sector Support Organisation to its establishment as an independent charity. Deadline: Midnight 25th March 

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Rethink Poster

Tara louise Prudden
Monoinkstudio
Illustrator

I like to illustrate social and emotional concerns within society. Drawing on my own personal experiences both as a HCA and a fully recovered individual, having had a mental health ...

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