2016/17 APPG Inquiry Submissions

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPGAHW) has collaborated on an Inquiry into Arts, Health and Wellbeing with King’s College London, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity and the Royal Society for Public Health. The Co-Chair of the APPGAHW is Lord Howarth of Newport. The National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing provides the Secretariat for the APPGAHW and has project managed the Inquiry. The Inquiry is funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Wellcome 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. You can download the full list of submissions here.

The impact of art-viewing and museum object handling on the subjective wellbeing of people with dementia and their carers

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Previous research indicates art-viewing and museum object handling are effective in increasing subjective wellbeing for people with a range of health conditions.  People with dementia and their carers attended a two-hour session at the museum comprising two art-based activities (art-viewing and object-handling) and a social activity in the form of a refreshment break.  They completed subjective wellbeing measures before and after each activity.  These were five rating scales ranging from 0-100 indicating how happy/unhappy, well/unwell, interested/not interested, confident/not

Music in Mind

Manchester Camerata

Music in Mind is a creative music therapy initiative run by Manchester Camerata, one of the UK’s leading chamber orchestras. The aims of the project are to improve the quality of life for people with dementia, improve communication and relationships and improve care practice through music-making.

Bristol Reggae Orchestra

Bristol Reggae Orchestra

People’s Health Trust addresses social determinants of health as described by the WHO, by supporting projects that increase collective control and build social links and ties. Encouraging collective control is described by the WHO as a wider social determinant of health. Giving local communities greater control to determine what happens in their neighbourhood brings about better outcomes locally, stronger social connections and self-respect: all highly correlated with wellbeing.

Vitality – Movement to Music for the Over Sixties

Vitality – Movement to Music for the Over Sixties

VITALITY provides movement to music classes for the over sixties and those younger with medical conditions that cannot exercise or take part in similar activities in any other way. We are part of artsNK which deliver visual and performing arts projects, initiatives and events in Lincolnshire.

Creative Health (Arts and Health ) CIC Smokefree Arts Programme

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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

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

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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

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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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Supported using public funding by the Arts Council England