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Arts & Health South West is a learning, advocacy, networking and development organisation. We want more people to experience the arts and culture for the benefit of their health and wellbeing. We provide learning programmes and resources, advocate with decision-makers and funders, deliver networking events, and support the development of partnerships and collaborations. The aim of the report is to improve awareness of the benefits that the arts can bring to health and wellbeing, and to stimulate progress towards making these benefits a reality in the UK.

  • A Gentle Haunting.This short film was made by Clive Parkinson for the New South Wales arts festival and conference, ArtState, for Vic McEwan’s exploration around suicide – One for Sorrow, Two for Joy on Friday 6th November 2020.
  • We believe the arts will contribute to a culture within health services that is more supportive, empowering, enlightened, personal and humane.
  • A lot of arts in health work happens at grass roots levels, in community based programmes that address both clinical and social determinants of health.
  • Our database can help match you up with the right practitioner or organisation to work on partnership bids or other creative collaborations.

Particularly, it provides a chronological overview of the significant publications not captured by major research databases, that have documented and guided the development of the Arts and Health field in the UK over the last twenty years. It does not include peer reviewed papers as these are included in a range of other databases and repositories. Partner Up allows you to search for artists, cultural and creative freelancers and organisations across London. Our database can help match you up with the right practitioner or organisation to work on partnership bids or other creative collaborations. Save the date of our next member’s event in partnership with Forum Central on Thursday 30th June at 3pm.

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People in recovery from substance misuse in the UK, Italy and Turkey have collaboratively developed a manifesto that attempts to humanise the face of addiction. A Gentle Haunting.This short film was made by Clive Parkinson for the New South Wales arts festival and conference, ArtState, for Vic McEwan’s exploration around suicide – One for Sorrow, Two for Joy on Friday 6th November 2020. As a registered charity we are only able to continue to provide the information and resources found on this site if we continue to receive charitable donations and grants.

An independent charity that will lead the development of social prescribing across England to help arts and culture play an important role in community healthcare. Arts for Health is the longest established organisation of its sort, with specialism in research, advocacy and development across the UK and internationally. It works with a broad coalition of partners to better understand the impact of creativity, culture and the arts on health and well-being. As this agenda gains wider political and public attention, Arts for Health continues to lead by example, delivering work that is driven by strong core values and a focus on social change.

All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications. Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. By 1 October for issue 1, 1 February for issue 2 and 1 June for issue 3 of each volume.

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The journal defines ‘health’ broadly to include physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, occupational, social and community health. We’re passionate about the importance of the arts in healthcare and the difference it can make to the experiences of our service users and staff. Our creative arts activities take place on the wards, bringing creativity in many forms to inpatients, and can include any artform such as visual art, photography, music, dance, drama, creative writing, reading for wellbeing, poetry.

Articles which need major revision and/or a second round of reviews will require additional time and will be considered for a later issue. We are holistic in approach and believe the arts and humanities have a crucial role to play in medical training, clinician wellbeing and awareness. We believe the arts help us to see and value the patient as a whole person, not just an illness or symptom. We believe the arts will contribute to a culture within health services that is more supportive, empowering, enlightened, personal and humane. We are the leading support sector organisation, advocate and expert for arts and health in London. Through our activities, we work to promote, develop and support the understanding of what the arts can do to contribute to a healthy society, in London and nationally, and by so doing to encourage the use of the arts in settings beyond the mainstream.

By jimmy