WAHWN Case Studies
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.
The Queen's Green Canopy, a nature-themed abstract painting and creative writing project
Artist Marion Cheung's workshops enable MHM staff to learn new skills, deliver art techniques independently and enhance patient and staff well-being at St. David's Hospital by co-creating artwork
Author: Marion Cheung, Visual Artist, Arting Wales
Making Movement Irresistible (MMI)
MMI is a collaborative arts and health project that aims to create a playful, adaptable, wearable technology for encouraging people in residential homes to experience the joy of moving together.
Author: Wendy Keay-Bright, Professor of Technology and Inclusion, Cardiff Metropolitan U
Cardiff Royal Infirmary
People Place Future
We demonstrated how the creative arts can enable better engagement with marginalised, vulnerable and multi-cultural communities in Cardiff and the Vale, reframing our NHS services for the future
Author: Simone Joslyn, Head of Arts & Health Charity, Cardiff & Vale Uni Health Board
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
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
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
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
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
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)