Group singing and Post Natal Depression

A new study published in The British Journal of Psychiatry has shown a positive correlation between participation in group singing workshops and an improvement in recovery from the symptoms of Post Natal Depression.

Diary project documenting life with mental health difficulties

A Day in the Life – a year-long project to collect the everyday experiences of people who experience mental health difficulties in England.

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Yorkshire Film Archive Memory Bank

Memory Bank is a new resource for use in reminiscence therapy and life story work. It uses archive film spanning six decades, which has been selected and edited along familiar themes, to help connect the past to the present and bring memories back to life.

Art Lift evaluation

The evaluation of the Art Lift project by the University of Gloucestershire is now available. Art Lift is a primary care based art intervention where health professionals refer patients for a ten week art programme, usually delivered in a primary care setting.

Individual music therapy for depression: randomised controlled trial

A study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry reports that researchers in Finland have found that music therapy can be used to improve treatment of depression, at least in the short-term.

Norwegian study discovers evidence that culture may improve health

The aim of this study was to analyse the association between cultural activity and perceived health, anxiety, depression and satisfaction with life in both genders.

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