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Creative Arts for Health and Wellbeing (ECC): Developing skills in creative activities (CHW103)

Essential Reading

Argyle, E. & Winship, G. (2015) ‘Creative practice in a group setting’, Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 19 (3), pp.141-147.

Holford, A. (2011) "Creative opportunities for patients' wellbeing: Anita Holford describes how voluntary arts groups are an important resource for helping patients to manage long-term illnesses and improve self-esteem", Primary Health Care, vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 16

Recommended Reading

Arcangeli, A. (2000) "Dance and Health: The Renaissance Physicians' View", Dance Research: The Journal of the Society for Dance Research, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 3-30.

Gutheil, I.A. & Heyman, J.C. 2016, "Older Adults and Creative Arts: Personal and Interpersonal Change", Arts, Adaptation & Aging, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 169-179.

Thompson, I. & Tawell, A. (2017) "Becoming other: social and emotional development through the creative arts for young people with behavioural difficulties", Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 18-17.

Vogelpoel, N. & Jarrold, K. (2014) ‘Social prescription and the role of participatory arts programmes for older people with sensory impairments’, Journal of Integrated Care, 22 (2), pp. 39-50

Further Reading

Hacking, S., Secker, J., Spandler, H., Kent, L. & Shenton, J. (2008) ‘Evaluating the impact of participatory art projects for people with mental health needs’, Health & Social Care in the Community, 16 (6) pp. 638-648.

Pienaar, L. & Reynolds, F. (2015) "‘A respite thing’: A qualitative study of a creative arts leisure programme for family caregivers of people with dementia", Health Psychology Open, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 205510291558156.

Pearce, R. & Lillyman, S. (2015) "Reducing social isolation in a rural community through participation in creative arts projects", Nursing Older People, vol. 27, no. 10, pp. 33-38.