Tagged with mental health

Resource: What would life be – without a song or dance, what are we? A report from the Commission on Dementia and Music.

The International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) is a futures organisation focussed on some of the biggest challenges facing Government and society in the context of demographic change.  New research by ILC-UK’s Commission on Dementia and Music, “What would life be – without a song or a dance what are we?”  examines the existing offer and … Continue reading

Resource: Dancing in time: feasibility and acceptability of a contemporary dance programme to modify risk factors for falling in community dwelling older adults

A study on the Dancing in Time contemporary dance programme has been published by University of Leeds. Yorkshire Dance developed this dance programme for older adults from disadvantaged communities and although the research was with a small sample group, it is important as it shows evidence of dance preventing falls in older people, which is … Continue reading

Funding: The Masonic Charitable Foundation – community support grants

The Masonic Charitable Foundation’s Community Support Grants Scheme has grants available to registered charities for projects that: Prevent or alleviate financial hardship and its effects Improve the lives of those affected by poor physical and/or mental health and wellbeing Provide educational and employment opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people Tackle social exclusion and disadvantage. … Continue reading

Resource: Visual arts, mental health and wellbeing – evidence review

This review looks at the subjective, or self-reported, wellbeing outcomes of visual arts projects aimed at adults who are experiencing, or have experienced, diagnosed mental health conditions. The visual arts practices featured in the studies included forms of painting or drawing, art appreciation with selected art forms, artmaking culminating in an exhibition, and more general creative and craft … Continue reading

Opportunity: Artists call out – Fresh Art@, Bath

Fresh Art@, is a partnership project supported by Creativity Works, Avon & Wiltshire NHS Mental Health Partnership Trust (AWP), The Holburne Museum, No1 Royal Crescent, The American Museum in Britain and Virgin Care, which creates new artwork to enliven NHS communities, created by people with experience of mental health, enabling them to explore, develop and … Continue reading

Resource: Arts and Health guides and toolkits

The online Repository for Arts & Health Resources has some useful Guides, Booklets and Toolkits for use by a range of professionals involved in Arts and Health practice. These include: Singing for Health:Tips and Tactics Singing and People with COPD Singing and People with Dementia Singing and People with Parkinson’s Singing and Mental Health Dancing … Continue reading