2016/17 APPG Inquiry submissions

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.  

MYM Aim

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.

A visual literacy course for dermatology trainees

A visual literacy course for dermatology trainees

A pilot course with the aim of improving the visual literacy of trainee dermatologists from a regional training programme in Manchester in North West England was developed following discussions between senior dermatologists, an arts educator (Helena Tomlin) and a regional art gallery (Salford Museum and Art Gallery). The course ran from September – November 2015 and was funded by the Dermatology Centre of The University of Manchester Academic Health Science Centre.

Description of the arts activity

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

Armchair Gallery – Nottingham, part of the Imagine Programme (Consortium Project)

Armchair Gallery
Armchair Gallery
Armchair Gallery

The programme Imagine is one of only four nationally to be awarded money from Arts Council England and The Baring Foundation’s Arts and Older People in Care fund. The 3-year project will use the arts to enrich the lives of older residents, better involve them in the wider community and support them to connect with people of all ages. The Armchair Gallery strand of work (AG) enables digital access for older people whose circumstances do not allow for physical visits to world class cultural collections.

Adamson Collection Trust

The Adamson Collection Trust

Aim:  Promoting the role of arts in psychological recovery for those with lived experience.

Objectives:
i.  Preserving the physical integrity of the Adamson Collection and associated archives;
ii. Re-visiting the legacy of the pioneer of British art therapy, the artist Edward Adamson.

Funding sources: Adamson Collection Trust (ACT), Wellcome, Maudsley Charity.

Delivery dates: Jan 2010 – Dec 2015.

Creative Alternatives

Creative Alternatives
Creative Alternatives
Creative Alternatives

Creative Alternatives is an ‘arts on prescription’ service offering a range of creative activities, events and outings to adults experiencing mild to moderate depression, anxiety and/or stress, with the aim to improve the participants’ mental wellbeing and health.

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.

Case study-Mementos from Boots the Chemist

Case study-Mementos from Boots the Chemist

Themed multisensory boxes were prepared using items from Boots the Chemist’s extensive archive. These aimed to stimulate meaningful conversation between people with dementia and their carers. The boxes included items including fragrances, photos, pill boxes, medicine jars, and ointments.

Context/location/setting: The boxes were used in a residential care home specialising in dementia care (in Nottingham). The activity took place over 6 consecutive 2 hour weekly sessions (in 2014).

Supported using public funding by the Arts Council England