Arts & Health South West arts and health

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.

  • It provides a forum for publication and debate of arts in health care and health promotion.
  • 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.
  • Jessica has a background in arts project management previously working for over 15 years in education and community settings as a project manager and consultant.

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.

We will be looking at sustainability in creativity and mental health with a focus on co-production. To order online only subscriptions , print and online, print subscriptions and print single issues for the current year and most recent two back volumes, full journals and subject collections. We have recently released a new website commissioned by the GLA, containing the Arts and Culture Social Prescribing Mythbuster Guide. The resources include information, resources, case studies, podcasts and an animation for anyone interested in cultural social prescribing in London. We know that many of you are keen to get involved in cultural social prescribing but don’t know where to start. We were commissioned by the Greater London Authority to produce this Mythbusting Guide.

Jessica has a background in arts project management previously working for over 15 years in education and community settings as a project manager and consultant. Within a health setting, she previously was Arts Manager for the Cancer Centre Arts Programme at the Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Jessica has worked for the Trust developing the arts programme since 2009 and as Arts Lead since 2011. We believe that keeping this creativity alive, active and accessible to all, will reduce the financial burden of illness, help people to be the best they can be, and foster a healthier, happier, more vibrant, thriving society. In the group you will find opportunities to learn about best practice and host your own sessions as well as space to share your learnings.

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Arts and musical activities for health have been explored in contexts including treatment of acute and long-term conditions, health prevention, health literacy, and health promotion. In our current political and economic climate, which is forcing a reassessment of human priorities, and where wellbeing is a declared government priority, arts in health offer a professional, value-for-money contribution to mainstream health care. They can contribute to shortening the length of hospital stay, reduce patient medication and lower reliance on GP consultation.

The journal is supported by the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association . We are a member led organisation and have spent a lot of the past year talking and listening to our members. We have focused on digital solutions during the lockdown and explored ways of supporting a sector in crisis. Leeds Arts Health and Wellbeing Network was launched in 2019 to enable different sectors to work together, supporting Leeds residents to enjoy fulfilling lives. Single articles can be purchased on a pay-per-view basis via IngentaConnect, or via Copyright Clearance Center’s Get It Now Service, or from the British Library’s Document Supply Service. VAT will be charged, where applicable, at the standard rate for online only orders, and on the online component of institutional subscriptions (50% of the price).

Arts, Health & Wellbeing

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.

This editorial team for this special collection is happy to accept the full range of article types Frontiers offer. We are keen to receive accounts of creative partnership working between artists, people with lived experience, and researchers that can be presented through case studies, including accounts of community projects. Arts for health is all about the positive effect that active engagement with the arts can have on the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities.

Participating Journals

So whether you want to understand cultural social prescribing, practice delivering online or find collaborators for funding and creative projects, we hope we have something to offer you. Helen’s background is in dance and she has worked in the arts and learning sector for local authorities, theatres and health organisations. She has managed arts and cultural activities in the community and health sector and has worked at the Trust since 2012. At Arts for Health we work with our clinical teams to provide creative delivery of high quality, inclusive engagement, bringing benefits to our service users, carers and staff and improving clinical outcomes. We work with our facilities and estates team to enhance health environments within and across the Trust patch.

Arts in health programmes across the country, indeed across the world, are using diverse and dynamic disciplines in a variety of health, care and community settings for expressive, restorative, educational and therapeutic purposes. Some work preventively, some enhance recovery, others improve the quality of life for people with long-term or terminal conditions. The creative arts help make sense of our human condition, making room for the heart and soul to be heard. They encourage active engagement with the world around us, help people to keep learning, connect with each other and contribute to their communities. We support artists, creative practitioners and health professionals across the whole of London and beyond. Promoting excellence and engagement in the field of arts and wellbeing, and extending the reach of the arts to communities and individuals who would otherwise be excluded.

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