Arts in Health

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…

Arts in Health

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…

Arts in Health

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…

Arts in Health

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…

Arts in Health

The Tilery Chronicles

The aim of this project at Tilery primary in Stockton-on-Tees has been to establish a research-guided community arts and health initiative for the promotion of emotional literacy and emotional health amongst children and the local community of St. Ann’s, (which is increasingly diverse in its ethnic composition). In 2008 a Read more…

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