ARTS AND HEALTH: A particular focus for much of our work in Wales has emerged, inspired by both Heather and Ursula’s professional experience as, respectively, a music therapist and an art therapist and by James’ previous work in the field of Arts and Health. During the break-out sessions I facilitated a well attended workshop using creative arts and drama methods with a group of dietitians drawing on the powerful image of the kitchen as a significant place to access meaningful connections through visualization and memory.
Violence prevention is possible, and there is reason for hope: the World Health Organization has encouraged governments and sometimes entire countries, for example, to implement violence prevention programs with measurable success—sometimes exceeding expectations both in terms of time taken and extent of the results.
In 2011 we hosted an international conference -.Narratives of Health and Illness across the Lifespan The Centre contributes to major national and international conferences, including presentations at the School of Nursing and Midwifery Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference Trinity College, Dublin, Kildare County Council Arts and Health conference (2010), the Society for the Arts and Health, USA in 2005 and 2008.
The Canadian Creative Arts in Health Training and Education e/newsjournal or CCAHTE as it was known, was launched in September 2006 as an open access (OA) internet news/journal, the interdisciplinary journal of the creative arts in health, training and education.
Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations and registered charities will be able to apply for grants of up to £10,000 for new, original and innovative projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease.