Tagged with arts and health

Job: Community Connector, The For All Healthy Living Company, Weston Super Mare (p/t)

The For All Healthy Living Company (based in Weston Super Mare) are looking for an energetic individual with people-focused skills to play a vital role in developing a social prescribing service for patients in South Ward in Weston-super-Mare. The Community Connector will connect people with non-medical, community based support to improve their health and tackle social … Continue reading

Opportunity: Freelance Studio Manager (Qualified Therapist), Studio Upstairs, Bristol

Studio Upstairs is seeking an experienced, qualified art therapist and practising artist to facilitate a safe environment, which enables Studio Members to effect change and personal growth through therapeutic relationships and the use of art materials and processes. Studio Upstairs needs an exceptional, self-motivated individual to join the Bristol team and help the organisation develop further. The successful … Continue reading

Resource: Arts Council England CEO blogs about culture and health

The Chief Executive Officer of Arts Council England, Darren Henley, has used his latest blog to explore the relationship between culture and creative practice and health, emphasising the link in the wake of the Department of Health’s support for social prescribing. Read the blog here. Source: The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance

Resource: Healthcare and the arts GP survey

A ComRes survey of over 1,000 GPs, commissioned by Aesop in February this year suggests that over 60% of GPs agree that engagement with the arts can support both the prevention of ill health, and NHS staff. 44% also agree that arts interventions could be a cost-effective contribution to primary care. More information, to read … Continue reading

Opportunity: Creative Commissioning lead, Torbay Culture

Torbay is a growing centre for creative commissioning. Artists and cultural organisations are increasing the health and wellbeing of residents by bringing their creative skills into other sectors, collaborating with organisations such as the NHS Foundation Trust to help them achieve their own aims. Having recently completed a series of ‘test and learn’ projects in … Continue reading