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.

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.

Creative Communications

Spaghetti Weston (www.spaghettiweston.com)

A qualitative evaluation of psychosocial outcomes of the Creative Communications pilot project for people with dementia

Totally Touchable

Spaghetti Weston (www.spaghettiweston.com)

Title - Evaluation of the Totally Touchable arts intervention project for sight impaired adults.

Aim – to explore the impact on health and wellbeing of a person-centred tactile arts project for sight impaired adults.

Make a Move

Make a Move

Aim:
To create a sustainable service for enhancing mother’s mental wellbeing, particularly in the
postnatal period, with infant attachment in mind.
Objectives:

Psychosocial Creative Programme

The Harley Street Clinic
Credit artist, Merlin Evans

The Psychosocial team of the paediatric ward at Harley Street Clinic has been working on a number of creative projects in 2016. These projects highlighted the importance of working collaboratively with the members of multidisciplinary (MDT) team to enhance the quality of care for our young patients and their families. These projects were part of the ongoing psychosocial programme aiming at addressing physical, psychological and educational needs of our patients.

The aims of the programme are:

Sensory Palaces

Sensory Palaces 12 May 2015 photography Tim Mitchell
Sensory Palaces 12 May 2015 photography Tim Mitchell

Sensory Palaces is a health and wellbeing programme, managed by the Learning & Engagement (L&E) team at Historic Royal Palaces, for people living with early stage dementia and their carers. The programme, currently based at Hampton Court Palace, engages audiences in the palaces through a unique combination of senses, spaces and stories.

Music Therapy and Dementia

Music Therapy and Dementia
MHA logo

The study took place over five months, with nine residents and seven care staff in the intervention group. The residents received a 1:1 active music therapy session once a week.  Each 30-minute session was conducted by an experienced, qualified, HCPC registered MHA music therapist and was video-recorded.

Music in Stroke services

Air Arts Royal Derby Hospital

An 18 month project from March 2015 set up by Air Arts to embed music listening, music participation and music therapy approaches into Stroke Services at the Royal Derby Hospital.  

The project had two main aims:
• To improve patient experience, wellbeing and recovery through use of music through a variety of delivery methods.  
• To train staff to incorporate elements of music listening, therapy and participation into their daily therapy sessions with patients.

Our objectives were:

The Alchemy Project

Image credit Pari Naderi
Image credit Pari Naderi

In 2015 The Alchemy Project undertook an innovative action research project pioneering the delivery of two, dance-led interventions, working intensively over 4 weeks, with two cohorts of young adults accessing Early Intervention in Psychosis Services through the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM).

Creative Homes

Creative Homes
Creative Homes
Creative Homes
Creative Homes

Aims and objectives:
At Creative Homes we support families to give children the best start in life. Our playful solutions reduce daily stresses in the home and help create happier, healthier and better connected families.
From toothbrushing to healthy eating, toilet training to reducing mess and clutter, we’re here to help reduce day-to-day stress in the home. We offer a range of simple playful and creative solutions, which give families a helping hand towards building lasting, positive routines.

Supported using public funding by the Arts Council England