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AHSW's Director and Trustees reflect on various aspects of arts, health and wellbeing.

 

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Shared Territories (talk given at the RSPH)

Thursday, 22 December 2016 16:47

A transcript of Alex Coulter's talk given at the Royal Society of Public Health.

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'Cultural Value' and 'Quality'

Wednesday, 17 August 2016 15:43

Alex reflects on the challenges surrounding the idea of 'quality' and how this relates to our ideas about 'cultural value', exploring shifts in focus within current thinking around these two concepts.

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All Party Parliamentary Group's Arts, Health and Wellbeing Inquiry

Thursday, 21 January 2016 15:35

The All Party Parliamentary Group's Arts, Health and Wellbeing Inquiry has at its heart a series of round tables, where practitioners, academics, people with lived experience, and service providers come together to share perspectives on the benefits of the arts for health and wellbeing, and the challenges we face in making more good practice happen.

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The Barometer of My Heart

Friday, 7 August 2015 15:00

Alex reflects on the work of artist, Mark Storor. His latest project with Producer, Anna Ledgard, is The Barometer of My Heart which offers an intimate reimagining of masculinity, inspired by workshops and real conversations with men.

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Scientific investigations of art, healing and public health

Monday, 22 June 2015 13:27

AHSW Trustee, Paul Dieppe, flags up literature review of quality scientific evidence for the benefits of arts in health

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Is the Evidence for Arts and Health Good Enough?

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 14:35

Alex Coulter's reflections on the Chief Medical Officer's comments on the evidence base for wellbeing within the context of research and evaluation of arts and health work.

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Sustenance of the Soul, Science and the Imagination

Friday, 13 February 2015 12:31

This blog is inspired by reading Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. As he says: "Medical professionals concentrate on repair of health, not sustenance of the soul. Yet and this is the painful paradox we have decided that they should be the ones who largely define how we live in our waning days."

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Mappiness app / ACE's CREATE journal / Social Prescribing progress in SW

Sunday, 18 January 2015 15:40

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Wellbeing again .

Saturday, 15 November 2014 18:02

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The Wellbeing Evidence Base

Thursday, 6 November 2014 17:20

Alex asks whether contradictory messages on measuring wellbeing and mental health will impact on our approach to arts, health and wellbeing.

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