Wellbeing

Connect 35, Magpie Dance

To celebrate their 35th anniversary, Magpie Dance have launched Connect 35, a free, online, participatory dance opportunity, set to break barriers to dance. People with and without a disability, and with and without dance experience, are encouraged to make and upload their own dances, using the number 35 as their inspiration. 

Further information can be found here.

 

 

 

Report calls for new frameworks for therapeutic writing

A study into words for wellbeing has concluded that practitioners need new structures for training and supervision in order to work with vulnerable people. The two-year study, commissioned by Lapidus International, suggests that training opportunities are needed in the areas of safety, safeguarding and supervision.

LAHF joins second cohort of innovative sustainability programme

LAHF is part of a consortia, led by the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance, taking part in the second cohort of the Julie's Bicycle Accelerator Programme to develop ‘innovative ideas around sustainable practice’.

We will have three areas of focus:

Looking Back Looking Forward

 

January 2020 marks a year of being in the role of Director for London Arts in Health. New Year is always a good time to reflect and look forward and so I thought I would round up some of what I have learnt a year in as well as what I am looking forward to.

Australian report champions the value of a rich cultural life

A report from Australian independent think-tank A New Approach has added to the growing body of evidence that demonstrates the health benefits of arts and culture

WHO report releases global evidence on role of the arts in improving health and wellbeing

The World Health Organisation has released a report consolidating global evidence on the role of the arts in improving health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on the WHO European Region

Launch of world's largest study into impact of arts on health

King’s College London and UCL have launched the world’s largest ever study into the impact and scalability of arts interventions on physical and mental health

White paper highlights value of arts and culture for improving communities’ health and wellbeing

The University of Florida’s Center for Arts in Medicine and ArtPlace America has released the white paper, Creating Healthy Communities through Cross-sector Collaboration

Call for guests for The Poetry Pharmacy

BBC Radio 4 is debuting The Poetry Pharmacy, a new series presented by philanthropist and leading poetry expert William Seighart which will explore the therapeutic power of poetry

Give | Volunteering for Wellbeing Conference, Nov 25 Natural History Museum

Give: Volunteering for Wellbeing is a National Lottery Heritage Fund project led by researchers at University College London on behalf of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance in collaboration with the Horniman Museum & Gardens, Natural History Museum, and Valence House Museum. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project is making heritage more accessible to people experiencing health inequalities.

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