Arts in Health

Tilery Lantern Parade 2011

Tilery primary school is the nearest to Durham University’s Stockton campus, and the Centre has built a strong relationship with the staff, pupils and community. February 3rd will see the third Tilery Lantern Parade, created with a view to hold an annual community event that will become a local tradition, Read more…

Arts in Health

Social Prescribing in County Durham

Mike White writes: I’ve just completed an evaluation of an arts on referral scheme for Durham PCT.  It’s a pilot scheme which, whilst successful in engaging participants with various long–term health conditions, was hampered by an over–complex ‘willing provider’ model that attempted to create a competitive market for artists delivering Read more…

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Mike and Mary Down Under 2

The story continues… After a lost weekend of local tourism and farewells to our conference chums, we headed south to Tasmania on Monday November 22nd. We arrived in Hobart accompanied by the strange sounds of unidentifiable birds. Our host, Jacquie Maginnis, of the charmingly named Department of Health and Human Read more…

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Mike and Mary Down Under

The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, Melbourne 2010 2nd Annual International Arts and Health Conference 16 – 19 November 2010 Sidney Myer Asia Centre, University of Melbourne, Victoria The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, presented best practice and innovative arts and health practice and programs, examples of effective Read more…

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CMH at Teesdale High School

Teesdale high school in Barnard Castle and Creative Partnerships (Co. Durham) invited CMH to mentor the development in 2010/11 of an artists-led unit in the school that is to support the emotional well-being of pupils deemed to be ‘at risk’. Potential is identified for this project to extend into both Read more…

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Common Knowledge

Common Knowledge is a workforce development programme in arts in health for people working in NHS, local government, arts, education and voluntary sector services. Common Knowledge assists innovative joint working between these services to give substance to the concept of ‘The Big Society’ in respect of addressing local public health Read more…

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Catch The Light

Catch The Light is an annual lantern procession project (since 2003) at Southwick primary school in Sunderland.  In recent years, a large proportion of the local housing stock has been demolished, displacing hundreds of people and splitting up extended families that had for generations lived near to each other. The Read more…

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Roots and Wings

Roots and Wings is a community arts in health and education project now in its ninth year, based in a primary school in Chickenley, a socio-economically deprived ‘sink estate’ on the outskirts of Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. At the core of Roots and Wings is the art room, a space run Read more…

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