Children

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:

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.

Hearts & Minds

Image: Hearts & Minds
Image: Hearts & Minds

Established in 1997, Hearts & Minds is a Scottish charity that helps vulnerable people overcome feelings of powerlessness, anxiety and isolation through the art of therapeutic clowning. In 1999 we launched our Clowndoctors Programme that supports children and young people to cope with life in a hospital or respite care setting and in schools for learners with complex additional support needs. In 2001, we went on to develop the Elderflowers programme, which helps people living with dementia or dementia related conditions in hospitals and long-term care.

Relaxed Santa sessions

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Abbey House Museum, Kirkstall, Leeds, is part of Leeds Museums and Galleries. These sessions were something we decided to do ourselves, out of a growing customer need. Abbey House has long been perceived as a good site for children with additional needs and our site learning officer’s expertise has fostered this. Some of the crafts were funded through ACE Major Partner Museum monies, mostly through core LCC budgets (LCC staff time to open building) and (I think) entrance fees.

MovementWorks® Developmental Dance Movement™ Programme

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Aims and Objectives: MovementWorks® is a research driven organisation providing inclusive dance movement programmes that are mainstream and SEND appropriate. The Developmental Dance Movement™ Programme is designed to accelerate learning; integrating core curriculum and early learning goals whilst optimising physical development and enhancing global understanding and communication.  Previous studies evidence very promising results and highlight particular benefits for children with developmental delay.

Make Your Mark

Make Your Mark

‘Piloting the use of Arts Award in therapeutic work with children and young people’ By Joanna Stevens, former Lead for Arts Therapies at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and Cindy Cox and Catherine Orbach, Co-Directors, Culture Shift.
In June 2013, Sussex Partnership held an introductory session on Arts Award for 25 health professionals in collaboration with Culture Shift. Participants’ feedback confirmed they saw using Arts Award in mental health practice as a valid area of enquiry and practice development.

Assessment of the impact of arts on learning

The Cultural Learning Alliance has published key findings demonstrating the impact of the arts on the social and educational achievements of children and young people.

Dynamix first year evaluation

Dynamix is a music and health programme developed and delivered by Sound It Out to four Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) wards at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Dynamix provides access to practical music making for children and young people experiencing mental health conditions. The pilot project involved young inpatients, some of whom had been resident for up to one year.

Assessment of the impact of arts on learning

Organisation: 
The Cultural Learning Alliance

The Cultural Learning Alliance has published key findings demonstrating the impact of the arts on the social and educational achievements of children and young people.

To the next power: How true cultural partnerships can exponentially grow a hospital arts program

Organisation: 
Snow City Arts Foundation , Chicago, Illinois, USA

Snow City Arts in Chicago has been providing arts programs on pediatric wards for 11 years with a unique purpose. Most hospital-based arts programs are rooted in two different yet important models: recreation or art therapy. Snow City Arts is different in that it puts the focus on learning. As an independent nonprofit organization, it was founded on the simple premise that chronically ill children often miss extended amounts of school because of their need for medical treatments.

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