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Dementia Notes project, Coda Music Trust. Prize winners AHSW Prize 2015. Participation: photo: Hattie Miles/Coda

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Dementia Notes project, Coda Music Trust. Prize winners AHSW Prize 2015. Participation: photo: Hattie Miles/Coda

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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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Museum in the Park, Stroud

Museum Spaces and Health - An exclusive perspective from Museum in the Park, Stroud

Museums have a reputation as safe, welcoming venues which can be at the heart of their communities and make a real positive difference to the lives of people. Kevin Ward, Museum Development Manager at Museum in the Park talks AHSW through his perspective.

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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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Call for Abstracts: the International Health Humanities & Arts in Health Symposium.

The Symposium will showcase and explore the latest research and provide an opportunity to share evidence-based practice. There will also be a series of workshops, debates and networking opportunities. Deadline: 12pm, 25th September.

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Sarah Robinson at refugee camp in Calais

Sarah Robinson
Self employed art therapist
Art Therapist

I am a self employed art therapist with significant experience of working with people who have been displaced: refugees, asylum seekers, trafficked people, children and young people in care. I ...

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