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Beat Boxing Pensioners

1 in 4 older people in Wales say they are lonely. Live Music Now Wales found an offbeat way to tackle this problem. This short film by BBC Wales (Slate) highlights the outcomes.

Author: BBC Slate

Arts Should Be Available on Prescription

GP, Dr Daisy Fancourt argues that doctors should be able to prescribe arts to patients they think would benefit

Author: Dr Daisy Fancourt

cARTrefu Film

The cARTrefu film was created by Clare Sturges and produced by Age Cymru to promote the impact of creativity in care homes through the cARTrefu project. The film is available with Welsh subtitles.

Author: Clare Sturges

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

cARTrefu Adroddiad Gwerthuso 2015 - 2017: Creu artistiaid o breswylwyr

Rhaglen gyfranogi a mentora celf genedlaethol mewn cartrefi gofal

Author: Algar-Skaife, K., Caulfield, M. & Woods

cARTrefu Evaluation Report 2015 - 2017: Creating Artists in Residents

A national arts in care homes participatory and mentoring programme.

Author: Algar-Skaife, K., Caulfield, M. & Woods

Dance to Health Swansea Bay Health Board

A falls prevention project

Dance to Health is run by Aesop (Arts Enterprise with a Social Purpose) It combines evidence-based falls prevention principles with the creativity, expression and energy of dance.

Author: Prue Thimbleby

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

Dance and Health in Wales

A 4 minute film created by National Dance Company Wales, commissioned by WAHWN showcasing exemplary dance for health and dance for falls prevention programmes and interventions across Wales

Author: National Dance Company Wales

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

Why We Dance

Young people sharing why they dance.

Author: Avant Cymru

Breakin for Better Mental Health

Teacher uses own experiences to help students express

Article on Avant's teacher Jamie Berry

Author: BBC

BBC Wales - Dance for Parkinsons

Short BBC film footage about Dance for Parkinsons class in South Powys

Author: BBC Wales

When We Dance We Feel (Strictly Parkinsons )

Short film by Eleanor Brown

Author: Eleanor Brown

Cardiff and Vale UHB Art Team Report

Cardiff & Vale UHB Art Team's report of first six months of activity.

Author: Simone Joslyn

Birth Cafe

People Speak Up Pilot project, Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli

In partnership with Dr Tracy Evans we created a five week pilot project that offered space for women to share their birth stories. Through speaking and listening to the body.

Author: Eleanor Shaw & Tracy Evans

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

A Pathway to Hope - Traumatic Brain Injury Unit Project

Testimonials from ABMU Health Board about the benefits and value of A Pathway to Hope capital project engagement.

Author: Heather Parnell

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

Doniau Cudd/Hidden Talents

Hidden Talents/Doniau Cudd is an accessible music project tackling loneliness through music for people with learning disabilities, organised by Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias in North Wales.

Awdur: Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias. Film produced by Amcan.Cymru

Traumatic Brain Injury Service Project

Engaging traumatic brain injury patients in a creative capital project at Morriston Hospital, Swansea with a focus on rehabilitative care.

Author: Heather Parnell

Concerts and Cakes

Live Music Now in the Community

Author: Heather Chandler

PeopleSpeakUp Story Care and Share video

A short film commissioned by WAHWN highlighting the benefits of storytelling gatherings for people affected by cancer and life limiting illnesses at The Ffwrnes Fach, Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli.

Author: PeopleSpeakUp

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

'Reconstructing Ourselves' - An arts and research project improving patient experience

ABMU Health Board and Swansea University visual arts and storytelling project with women undergoing complex breast reconstruction.

Author: Prue Thimbleby, ABMU and Sarah Wright, Swansea University

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)

ArtWorks Cymru Quality Principles

These are designed to help you think about how to make the good work you do even better, to show the value of this practice, and to make sure participants get the best experiences possible.

Author: ArtWorks Cymru

Creative Conversations

An arts inspired development programme for the dementia care workforce

The aim of this research was to develop skills of dementia care staff using the arts.

Author: Dr Katherine Algar-Skaife

The Arts in Dementia Care

Dementia and Imagination

The role of the arts in Dementia and Imagination research project. Presented at WAHWN conference Jan 24/2019

Author: Prof. Gill Windle & Dr Carys Jones

Literature In the Community

Dementia, depression, and the "reading cure"

PDF file to accompany a presentation by Helen Wilcox, (Professor of English Literature at Bangor University) at WAHWN conference Jan 2019.

Author: Prof. Helen Wilcox

cARTrefu: Creating artists in residents. A national arts in care homes participatory and mentoring programme. Evaluation report 2015-2017.

The cARTrefu project is delivered by Age Cymru, funded by the Baring Foundation and Arts Council of Wales. This evaluation by DSDC Wales, Bangor University was launched in the Senedd in October 2017.

Author: Katherine Algar-Skaife

Exploring digital fiction as a tool for teenage body image bibliotherapy

Research article describing results of pilot study on digital fiction use for bibliotherapy and expressive writing in teenagers in Wales.

Author: Astrid Ensslin

Dementia a Dychymyg

Crynodeb Ymchwil 1: Archwilio sylfeini theoretaidd rhaglenni celf weledol i bobl sy'n byw gyda dementia.

Awdur: Dr. Gill Windle

Dementia and Imagination Research Summary 1

Research Summary 1: Exploring the theoretical foundations of visual art programmes for people living with dementia.

Author: Dr. Gill Windle

Dementia and Imagination: Research Summary 2

Research Summary 2: the impact of a visual arts programme on quality of life, communication and well-being of people living with dementia.

Author: Dr. Gill Windle

Egwyddorion Ansawdd Artworks Cymru

Beth mae "ansawdd" yn ei olygu pan fyddwch yn creu gwaith gyda phobl? Sut fyddwn ni’n gwybod pan fyddwn yn gweld / teimlo / clywed ansawdd? Beth sydd angen i ni ei wneud i sicrhau ansawdd?

Awdur: Rhian Hutchings

Dementia and Imagination: a mixed-methods protocol for arts and science research

Dementia and Imagination is a multidisciplinary research collaboration bringing together arts & science to address current evidence limitations around the benefits of art activities in dementia care.

Author: Dr. Gill Windle

Reconstructing Ourselves-An arts and research project improving patient experience

Reconstructing Ourselves' was an eighteen-month arts project that brought together a visual artist, a storyteller and a qualitative researcher.

Author: Prue Thimbleby

Pecyn Cymorth Artistiaid mewn Ysbytai

Mae'r canllaw hwn wedi'i gynhyrchu gan dîm bach o unigolion sydd wedi rhannu eu dealltwriaeth o'r materion hyn o wahanol swyddi o fewn maes Celfyddydau ac Iechyd.

Awdur: Prue Thimbleby

Artist's Handbook: A Guide for Artists Working in the Hospital Environment

This guide has been produced by a small team of individuals who have shared their understanding of these issues from different positions within the field of Arts and Health.

Author: Prue Thimbleby

Artist and Partner Toolkit - Towards Creative Partnerships

This Toolkit was developed from conversations between Addo and Dr. Susan Liggett (Glyndwr University) around issues of developing quality artist projects.

Author: Addo and Dr. Susan Liggett

Dance to Health

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

Author: Aesop

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