Use the Arts to Boost the Nation's Health
An article by Peter Bazalgette in The Guardian
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
A book written by Psychiatrist Dr Jo Cannon, was inspired by her work with patients and is soon to be made into a television drama.
Jo worked as a Psychiatrist at George Bryan Centre and is a strong supporter of Arts for Health, particularly reading for wellbeing. Now a full time writer, Jo is currently working on her second novel but also finds time to volunteer with Arts for Health - co-facilitating the reading for wellbeing sessions at St Georges and helping out with Songs for You in Cannock. She recently made a call out on Twitter for books for the wards to which publishers have responded generously and a large quantity of books have now arrived at St Georges!
Jo also writes a very interesting and inspiring blog about her own experiences...
Colouring books for adults benefit mental health, study suggests
A study shows anxiety and depression may be reduced by colouring in for as little as 10 minutes a day...
Art can be a powerful medicine against dementia
A recent article in The Guardian explains how the arts can be used as a powerful medicine against dementia.