Links

ORGANISATIONS: INFORMATION AND NETWORKS

Arts, Health and Wellbeing - the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing is a national resource for creativity and health

Healthy, Social, Creative - Information and signposting for health professionals and others working with people affected by long-term conditions in relation to arts and creative initiatives

Arts & Health South West - Aims to raise the profile and influence the development of the Arts and Health sector across the region as well as provide information and support, including a database of practitioners and projects

South East Arts and Health - represents the arts and health sector in the South East. Provides information and support through networks

Willis Newson - Independent Arts Consultancy specialising in arts in healthcare in Bristol and the South West

ORGANISATIONS: WRITING FOR WELLBEING

National Association for Poetry Therapy (US) - information and networking in the US and beyond for Poetry Therapists and anyone interested in poetry therapy

International Federation for Biblio/Poetry Therapy - has info re Certification for Poetry Therapists

Survivors' Poetry - Poetry and mental health

Ty Newydd - National Writers’ Centre for Wales - runs Courses and Retreats

Orchard Foundation - writing for wellbeing and reflective practice: courses and tailor-made workshops

 

ARTS AND HEALTH

Centre for Medical Humanities Royal Free & University College Medical School

Institute for the Study of Health and Illness (USA) - courses for health professionals promoting core values of healing and creativity

Literature and Medicine - Journal of John Hopkins University Press, USA

Literature, Arts and Medicine Database - annotated works with online texts based at New York University School of Medicine

Centre for Arts & Humanities in Health & Medicine (CAHHM) - research centre based in Durham University's multidisciplinary School for Health

Creative Arts & Humanities in Healthcare (Adobe PDF) - strategic paper funded by the Nuffield Trust

Poems in the Waiting Room - poems printed for healthcentres and doctors surgeries to display in waiting rooms

ARTS WITH THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS

Arts Access International - international creative spaces for people on the margins

Arts For Health Cornwall & Isles Of Scilly

Dulwich Centre - independent centre in Adelaide, Australia involved in narrative therapy, community work, training, publishing and co-hosting international conferences

MENTORING

Gillie Bolton - writer, consultant, presenter

Kim Etherington - counsellor/psychotherapist, supervisor, trainer, researcher and consultant

ARTS IN HEALTH IN ACTION

Manchester Metropolitan University Arts for Health - a 3-year HM Treasury funded project aimed at strengthening the capacity of the North West Regions’, Arts and Health community through networking and training opportunities and building the evidence base as to the effectiveness of creativity, culture and the arts on health and economic outcomes

Rosetta Life - Art and stories by people in hospice care

Bromley by Bow Centre, London - improving health and wellbeing in East London

Kingfisher Project - a creative writing and poetry project for people in hospital and the community, a collaboration between ArtCare and Salisbury Arts Centre

WRITING AND READING ORGANISATIONS

National Association for Literature Development (NALD)

National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE)

National Literacy Trust - promoting the skills, confidence and pleasures of literacy

The Reader Organisation - making books accessible to all through shared reading. "Page by page, we are making it possible for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to enjoy and engage with books together."

ARTICLES ON WRITING and its APPLICATIONS

Evaluating a poetry workshop in medical education– Medical Humanities, June 2006

The use of poetry in health care ethics education – Medical Humanities, 2000

and a reply to the above article
Poetry, interpretation and unpredictability: a reply to Neil Pickering – Medical Humanities, 2001

Unit of Psychology at King's College London – study of wound healing with writing intervention

‘The Power of the Pen’ in The Age, Australia 2004

WRITING RETREATS

 
Hospitality in a comfortable, self-contained studio space in Sussex for women writers and artists.
 

 

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