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Nordoff Robbins music therapy publications

Nordoff Robbins has published a range of resources about music and health interventions.

These resources are available along with many others on www.artshealthandwellbeing.org.uk

National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing publishes All Party Parliamentary Group minutes

As previously reported in this newsletter the new All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing met for the first time in early July.

Taking the Lead report and toolkit

Arts Derbyshire, through its programme of Arts, Health & Wellbeing work, has completed a project entitled Taking the Lead. This involved work with three groups of young Derbyshire musicians to develop their musical and leadership skills in care settings in their community.

Hospital arts case studies

rb&hArts has completed a compendium of different projects within its programme to offer an insight into the development and implementation of different types of arts activity in a hospital setting.

Mike White on arts and health research

A new paper by arts and health researcher Mike White has been published by public art think-tank ixia. It explores the development of research into the role of the arts in NHS and community settings.

Dance and mental health evaluation

Dance United, the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College, London and the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust (SLaM) have just completed an evaluation report on their partnership pilot project Seabreeze.

Policies for Wellbeing

A new book, Interventions and Policies to Enhance Well-being by Professor Felicia Huppert and Professor Cary Cooper has just been published in the UK by Wiley Blackwell, and is about to be published in the US and elsewhere.

Transitions 3

Mental Fight Club, in partnership with Pavement Pounders, has announced the publication of Transitions 3 - a collection of writings on the journey into mental illness and recovery from it.

NCVO guides to commissioning

As part of its work to support arts organisations seeking public sector commissioning opportunities, NCVO has made two guides available. The Commissioning and Procurement guide is a tool for organisations new to commissioning.


Arts for Health and Special Collections at Manchester Metropolitan University have received an award from the Wellcome Trust to commission an archivist and a conservator to assess the extent and condition of archives relating to arts and health, and to make recommendations as to how best to pres


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