2016/17 APPG Inquiry Submissions

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPGAHW) is collaborating with King’s College London on an Inquiry into Arts, Health and Wellbeing. The APPGAHW is led by Lord Howarth of Newport. Launched in November 2015, the Inquiry is supported by the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing, which provides the Secretariat for the APPGAHW, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity and the Royal Society for Public Health Special Interest Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing. The Inquiry is funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the Wellcome Trust and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. These submissions were received in response to a call for practice examples that was made in the summer of 2016.

Creative Health (Arts and Health ) CIC Smokefree Arts Programme

Creative Health (Arts and Health ) CIC Smokefree Arts Programme

Since 2009, Dudley Stop Smoking Service and Creative Health CIC have developed the Dudley Stop Smoking Arts Programme.

Make Your Mark arts courses as part of Sussex Recovery College

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Make Your Mark (MYM) is the Arts and Health programme for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust launched in January 2015.  


The RHN Staff Choir

The RHN Staff Choir

Aims & Objectives

The staff choir aims to promote the social, emotional and physical health of its’ members. It aims to maintain positive rapport and morale within the workplace setting. The primary goals of the project are to:  


Music Therapy Assessment for Advanced Huntington`s Disease ( MATA HD )Study and further music therapy clinical work

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Aims & Objectives

To provide an assessment tool for this specific client population which would be useful for music therapy clinicians and could be adapted for use by other allied health professionals. It was also deemed useful in terms of monitoring patient responses in order to clinically feedback to the wider therapy team.
Contact Details Rosanne Tyas rtyas@rhn.org.uk Royal Hospital for Neuro-disabilty (RHN) www.rhn.org.uk

Funding Sources

The multi-disciplinary music group in neuro-rehabilitation: addressing therapy goals in a creative setting

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Aims & Objectives Within this multi-faceted group, the aims of the group are:

  • To encourage use of upper and lower limbs with musical instruments and sensory aids.
  • To encourage choice making, verbalisation, attention and focus and social interaction.

Contact Details

Rosanne Tyas rtyas@rhn.org.uk Royal Hospital for Neuro-disabilty (RHN) www.rhn.org.uk

Funding Sources

Partly funded by the RHN Charity and NHS funding via some AHP therapists.

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Out of the Blue (OOB)

HOOT Stretch Yourself - Charleston Live © Jenni Baker
HOOT Sing Your Head Off © Olivia Hemingway
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Aims: Out of the Blue offers regular weekly access to a wide range of participative arts activity for people with mental health needs. It aims to increase involvement in the arts both as participants and audiences, in the process developing new skills and fostering improvements in social, emotional and physical wellbeing. It works on a co-production model, including people as active agents in developing bespoke programmes of arts-engagement geared to promoting social inclusion, self-determination and self-confidence, personally and artistically.

Hear My Voice, Share My Song

Hear My Voice, Share My Song
Hear My Voice, Share My Song
Hear My Voice, Share My Song
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‘Hear My Voice, Share my Song’ was a unique pilot intergenerational music project, taking place in Northumberland Heath, Bexley. It involved children aged five and under and their parents, a local pre-school nursery, and older people living in the area. The project was designed to share and exchange the cultural and musical understanding of participants, whilst developing a shared musical experience between the generations.

Music for Life

Music for Life, Wigmore Hall

Aims –

  • To improve quality of life for people living with dementia through:
  • Participatory music projects
  • Experiential staff training
  • Workforce development with musicians

A Lifetimes Health Delivered Creatively

Healing Arts ISB8

Comprised of three Programmes;

‘Time Being Seven – TB7’

‘Time Being Two -TB2’

‘Time Being Stroke – TBS’.

Collectively the programmes were delivered over the period 2006 -2012 and were funded by H.M Treasury – Invest to Save Budget Round 8 in partnership with the Isle of Wight NHS Trust and delivered at health and public service venues on the Isle of Wight.

Supported using public funding by the Arts Council England