Arts Therapies

Supervision and Support - A collation of questions, finding and resources from LAHF

On September 18th 2018 London Arts in Health Forum hosted a discussion event to explore the need for support for artists own health and wellbeing when they are delivering arts and health activity.

BMJ study suggests art therapy carries important information for clinicians

A US study led by Dr Girija Kaimal suggests that artwork created during therapy offered to service men and women may convey valuable information to the treating clinicians about patterns of resilience and risk.

The study was funded by the US National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

Art therapy and veterans

Research published in the International Journal of Art Therapy provides an overview of short and long-term art therapy treatment for military service members with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.

Arts in Health and Arts Therapies - A Statement Of Principles

Arts in health encompasses a number of different areas of practice including improving healthcare environments, participatory arts activity, medical training and arts therapies.

Report on the impact of allied health professionals, including arts therapists

Public Health England has published research analysing the impact of allied health professionals on public health.

How Music Helps

A new book by Gary Ansdell, Director of Education for Nordoff Robbins explores the ways music can help people in their everyday lives and as a tool for music therapy.

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

Therapeutic music video interventions

Research published in the American Journal of Cancer has found that young people who had engaged in therapeutic music activities whilst undergoing cancer treatment fare better in terms of coping and social interaction.

Clay Transformations

The University of Nottingham is investigating the therapeutic effects of working with clay. It has launched a new website and is inviting contributions from those who use clay therapeutically in their work or are interested more generally in the therapeutic use of clay.

Master of Music Therapy short film

Music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins has released a short film showcasing its music therapy training programme, the Master of Music Therapy (MMT).


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