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Two secondary schools in the North East have used the creative arts to help students explore their emotions, reports Elvie Thompson.
Perceptions of creative ageing have been transformed over the past decade, says David Cutler.
Dedicated arts and health co-ordinators, together with a commitment to measure impact, are pushing culture into the mainstream of the country’s health policy, writes Nesta Lloyd-Jones.
Jon Adams explains how a Portsmouth-based project aims to become a national hub of excellence led by and for neurodivergent artists.
Restoke anticipated difficulties getting local men to talk about their mental wellbeing – then 170 of them responded to its first casting call. Clare Reynolds explains how co-creation helped create lasting change
Articulating our individual needs is important for everyone – especially those at the top of organisations, says Suzanne Alleyne.
Arts Council England’s policy leads respond to questions on its plans for the next ten years.
Many workplaces are structured to generate stress, say Evelyn Wilson and Suzie Leighton. But there are simple techniques we can all learn to support better resilience and creativity.
The arts sector needs to stop exploiting skilled practitioners through tokenistic and self-serving community projects, says Charlotte Arculus.
A new collective is enabling the sector to share insights and ideas to support better mental health and wellbeing, writes Laura Edralin.
Are we serious enough about how we’re feeling and coping at work – from our life–work balance to our ability to maximise our creativity? Carol Jones addresses some common issues.
The National Institute of Dance Medicine and Science says it is disappointed not to have been consulted about the “accelerated” closure, which is likely to cause delays in rehabilitation.
The Hub at Wellcome Collection brings together academics and practitioners to tackle issues like rest and busyness, rare dementias and inclusive research, writes Harriet Martin.
The centre will act as a “one-stop shop” to bridge the gap between research and practice.
Kirklees in West Yorkshire has a vision for local development rooted firmly in its historic links to the textile and music industries, says Kath Davies.
Analysis of a decade's worth of data finds that regularly engaging with cultural activities is associated with slower rates of cognitive decline.
Art in Action is calling on politicians to “think differently about art” and place it at the heart of their decision-making.
A new report demands a “clear explanation” from DCMS and the Department for Education on why they have dismissed evidence about the declining provision and take-up of creative subjects.
The Creative Civic Change programme has granted multi-year funding to communities with a track record of using the arts to address social need.
A new project will investigate new ideas for how the arts can play an “impactful and sustainable” role in health and wellbeing.