mental health

In-between-ness

In-between-ness video performance Karen Heald & Susan Liggett
In-between-ness image Karen Heald

Date: April 2010 to April 2013
Location: Gwynedd Hospital, Bangor, Gwynedd, UK
Client: Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCU HB)
Partners: Bangor University, Glyndwr University & Leeds Metropolitan University
Research Team:  Artists – Dr Karen Heald and Dr Susan Liggett,  Scientists – Dr Richard Tranter, Professor Rob Poole and Professor Catherine A Robinson.
Funders & Supporters:  Arts Council of Wales, North Wales Clinical School Research Department and Bangor University.

ATIC: Developing a recovery-based art therapy practice

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

ATIC (Art Therapy in the Community) is a recovery-based art therapy group run by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The group is designed to meet the needs adults with severe mental health problems making the transition from acute inpatient mental health hospital to community based care. The group has been running since 2009.

Description of the arts activity

Big Lottery Volunteer Reader Scheme (Merseyside)

Big Lottery Volunteer Reader Scheme (Merseyside)
Big Lottery Volunteer Reader Scheme (Merseyside)

The Reader works collaboratively with CRILS  - The Centre for Research into Reading, Literature and Society at Liverpool University. Both organisations exist to bring reading into closer relation with health and wellbeing and this practice example is to be read alongside the CRILS submission to the APPG.

Aims and Objectives:

1. To model a volunteer-based project capable of bringing about transformative change for volunteers who were unemployed and/or experiencing mental health problems.

Creativity in Care Nine Lives

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all-abilities & intergenerational community performance in Invergordon

Aims and objectives
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 bring about better outcomes locally, stronger social connections and self-respect: all highly correlated with wellbeing. The arts are often

Creative Change

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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 bring about better outcomes locally, stronger social connections and self-respect: all highly correlated with wellbeing.

Beyond Words - Cheltenham Festivals

Beyond Words
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The aims of Cheltenham Festivals’ 2014-17 Education Strategy are to unlock talent, enrich lives and illuminate career opportunities for young people in Gloucestershire and beyond. It does this through providing opportunities both at the four Festivals and also through targeted year-round programmes linked to literature, music and science.

The No Panic Book of Not Panicking

The No Panic Book of Not Panicking, Apples and Snakes
The No Panic Book of Not Panicking, Apples and Snakes
The No Panic Book of Not Panicking, Apples and Snakes

Aims & objectives:

  • Provide inspiring and uplifting workshops and performances aimed at people struggling with mental health problems to help them share and overcome their experiences.
  • Produce and introduce a wide range of stimuli to inspire a positive and creative response, which can be shared with the wider community.

Creativity Works

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Creativity Works – Mental Health Creative Support Service (MHCSS).  Creativity Works uses creativity as a catalyst for personal and social development, with people of all ages, from all backgrounds. Founded in North East Somerset 30 years ago, the charity works with a range of partners—from mental health practitioners to children’s services —to deliver positive change through creative projects.

Taking pART

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‘Taking pART’ was a pilot Arts & Health partnership project by artsNK and Transported and was delivered as a programme of free visual arts activities from January – July 2016 in Boston and Spalding, Lincolnshire. The project activities were funded by the Mental Health Promotion Fund through the Managed Care Network and Transported.

Riverscross Soap Opera Project

Riverscross Soap Opera Project

Aims: To increase the active participation in society of young people with experience of mental health issues
Objective: To engage young people through drama, writing, music, design and film to create a professional industry standard continuing drama series.

Funding sources: Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity & South London and Maudsley Charity

Delivery: Snowsfields Adolescent Psychiatric Unit – 2007 - 2015
Royal Bethlem & Maudsley Hospital School, Radlet Lodge Autistic School, Newhaven Pupil Referral Unit and Oakview Hospital School – 2010 - 2015

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