Astudiaethau Achos WAHWN

In this section you will be able to find robust and credible case studies which have been peer reviewed by the WAHWN Steering Group. Other evaluation, reports and case studies will appear in the Evaluations/Reports section.

IN-BETWEEN-NESS

Using art to capture a sense of self during antidepressant treatment

This was a collaboration between professional artists, clinical researchers and people suffering from depression; to extend the exploration of experiential effects of antidepressant treatment.

Author: Dr Susan Liggett, Dr Karen Heald

A Brief History of Healing

Arcade Campfa and Llandough Hospital

Arts and mental well-being collaboration between Arcade Campfa and Cardiff & Vale University Health Board working with six artists

Author: Gail Howard

Touch A Flower, Talk to Me

An interactive textile arts project for University Hospital Llandough

This project was commissioned to capture the essence of Rookwood Hospital via memories to support the transition of services from Rookwood Hospital to University Hospital Llandough.

Author: Marion Cheung

Creative Care Homes

Denbighshire

Music, dance and arts and crafts workshops were delivered in Denbighshire care homes, upskilling frontline care staff and improving well-being of residents through creative activities

Author: Sian Fitzgerald, Jo McGregor

Live Music Now case study on the impact of live music in social care and care homes

Health & wellbeing benefits for residents, staff and setting at Woffington House

A study on the impact of live music activities delivered by LMN Wales musicians on the health and wellbeing of the residents, staff and setting, at Woffington House, Tredegar, between 2016 - 2019.

Author: Douglas Noble & Claire Cressey

Coming Home to the Arts

Life Stories with Veteran communities

Coming Home to the Arts is a programme of arts participation and Life Story performances with veterans, veteran families and community members.

Author: Karin Diamond

Memoria

Dementia Life Stories

Memoria: People living with dementia and their families share their experiences via Life Story Theatre and creative group work throughout Wales.

Author: Karin Diamond

Belonging/Perthyn

Play About Dementia

Belonging/Perthyn is an award-winning bilingual theatre play that explores issues facing people living with dementia, their families, and health and social care professionals in Wales.

Author: Karin Diamond

cARTrefu-Creating-artists-in-residents

A-national-arts-in-care-homes-participatory-and-mentoring-programme

cARTrefu provides high-quality creative activities for older people living in care homes across Wales and has been proven to have a significant impact on residents, staff and artists.

Author: Kelly Barr, Sarah Lord

Pathway to Hope

Site specific art project in Traumatic Brain Injury Unit, Morriston Hospital.

Many traumatic brain injury patients experience feelings of isolation and hopelessness. This project involved patients co-creating artwork, contributing to a sense of belonging and a positive outlook.

Author: Heather Parnell, Capital Arts Manager

Forget Me Not Chorus

Penylan House Care Home

Forget-me-not Chorus aims to bring joy and meaning back into the lives of those living with and those affected by dementia through the power of song.

Author: Sarah Teagle

Caban Sgriblio

Creative Writing to Develop Health and Well Being in Young People

Caban Sgriblio was a creative writing for wellbeing project, run by Peak, for young people facing disadvantage, poor mental health and rural isolation.

Author: Emma Beynon & Uschi Turoczy

Dance to Health

Falls Prevention programme

A pioneering falls prevention dance programme for older people developed by Aesop and delivered in partnership with Swansea Bay University Health Board

Author: Tim Joss, Aesop and Prue Thimbleby Swansea Bay UHB

Flow

Creatvity, Dance and Movement in Recovery

Case study summary of a pilot dance and movement sessions with patients recovering from the effects of a stroke at Llandough Hospital, South Wales

Author: Melanie Wotton

Gravida

Pregnancy and Maternal Mental Health

Gravida Project is the very first project in Wales that looks at creativity through pregnancy, and maternal mental health.

Author: Carrie Westwater

Flow Creativity Dance and Movement in Recovery

Rubicon Dance and CVUHB Stroke Rehabilitation Centre

Pilot project using Creative Movement sessions to improve confidence and social experience for patients in the UHL Stroke Rehabilitation Centre

Author: Sharon Teear, Rubicon Dance

English National Ballet/National Dance Company Wales Dance for Parkinson’s Class

Dance for Parkinsons Class, Dance House, Cardiff and Blackwood Miners Institute

Dance for Parkinson's classes are a fun, informal way to discover the themes of our dance pieces. Class has been proven to support people with Parkinson’s in everyday life.

Author: Guy O'Donnell

Dementia and Imagination

Dementia and Imagination was a large arts and science collaboration of universities, artists, charities and providers of cultural services working together through five inter-linked projects.

Author: Gill Windle

Reading Friends Wales

Reading Friends is the UK-wide programme from the Reading Agency. It has been co-created with older people with local project partners and is aimed at reducing social isolation and loneliness.

Author: Bob Gelsthorpe, Literature Wales

Story Care and Share

Stori Gofal a Rhannu

Fortnightly storytelling gatherings for people affected by cancer and life limiting illnesses at The Ffwrnes Fach, Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli.

Author: Eleanor Shaw

Remote Choir / Côr Pellenig

Singing, technology and connection in Pembrokeshire

Participatory singing project piloted by Span Arts, for isolated, housebound people in rural West Wales. Singing and digital technology were used to increase wellbeing and reduce loneliness.

Author: Rowan Matthiessen (Span Arts)

Dance to Health

Dance to Health, smuggles evidence-based exercise programmes into creative, social and engaging dance activity

Author: Aesop

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