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Music Leader Anna Batson with Tyler. Project: Music for a Change - Plymouth Music Zone (PMZ). First prize winners AHSW Prize 2015.
Photo: Bluglass Pictures

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Music Leader Anna Batson with Tyler. Project: Music for a Change - Plymouth Music Zone (PMZ). First prize winners AHSW Prize 2015. Photo: Bluglass Pictures

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AHSW Annual Conference 2017

24th Nov in Bristol: A packed programme of keynotes, workshops and performance. Practical insights into what's happening with Social Prescribing and arts and health work across the South West. 

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ONS Wellbeing data 2012-17

The Office of National Statistics has released wellbeing data for the past six years. The personal wellbeing data is searchable by region and indicates that happiness and life satisfaction levels have increased slightly over time.

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Longitudinal research into wellbeing

Taking part in art classes can improve mental health and enhance social inclusion over a prolonged period, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Mental Health Promotion.

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Music Care Training Course

A three level training programme that prepares caregivers to use music in their care practice with increased confidence and theoretical understanding 

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Noel Perkins
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Artist/performer

I passionately believe in the transformative power of art and have worked extensively in Arts for Health in diverse contexts including delivering training programmes in creativity for care workers, Arts ...

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