RSPH has made important contributions over a number of years in supporting the development of the arts and health field in the UK. We continue to investigate and research the benefits of our arts programs on the overall wellbeing of patients, visitors and caregivers. It has relevance for all agencies, departments and organisations with a role in promoting health and wellbeing and in delivering health care and services, including arts agencies and all those already engaging with arts and health practice.
Catherine Morley engages in research to raise awareness about the causes, prevention and management of malnutrition in aging Canadians and those living with dementia or changed health status. The project will be supervised by academics from the Textile Research Group at The School of the Arts.
The guide is another product of the Federal Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development. In the past century the visual, literary and performing arts have emerged as vital components of a community based approach to human health and wellbeing.
The book Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, Inquiries for Hope and Change (McLean/Kelly, 2010) presented a broad spectrum of examples of creative arts in research and practice. Students must complete the following core subjects from the Bachelor of Health Sciences.
I am excited to do this for a variety of reasons, and there are many exciting things I’d like to share with the network of health teachers I’ve discovered through my online professional learning network. Arts on Prescription: Arts on Prescription schemes provide arts and creative activities for participants, usually for people experiencing mental health problems and social isolation.