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Archive for May 2016


A national showcase of the role of the arts in the 21st Century hospital, UK

Date posted: 31 May 2016

The widespread use of the arts in hospital environments is, arguably, the great success story of the arts and health movement in this country over the last 20-30 years. Arts programmes enhance patients’ experience, improve hospital environments, and can impact on the way people are treated in hospital, as well as influence recovery. This national showcase of work in hospitals from across the country will offer an insight into some of the ways that the arts can enhance the 21st Century Hospital. It takes place in Governor’s Hall St Thomas’ Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH on Monday, 13 June 2016. Read More


Music Exploration Officer with Wexford Mental Health Association

Date posted: 27 May 2016

Wexford Mental Health Association is seeking a Music Exploration Officer (MEO) for a fixed term contract of one year for 14 hrs per week. The aim of the role is to promote recovery and positive well being by enabling access to, engagement in and exposure to music and music related events for a wide range of individuals within Wexford county receiving services from the rehabilitation and community sectors of the Wexford/Waterford Mental Health Services. The target population consists of service users with mental health and/or intellectual disabilities. The deadline for applications is 9 June. Read More


Unsung Heroes

Date posted: 27 May 2016

Go on, give yourself a medal! That’s what artist Helle Helsner expressed to the women in the Tuesday group in Clonakilty day care centre who over the last eight weeks have been designing, sculpting and shining up a series of hand crafted bronze medals inspired by the centenary celebrations. Helle who has her studio in Kilbrittain explained, “The medals were to be a celebration of the women’s lives rather than the rising, as so often we go through life without being celebrated even though we all could do with some recognition once in a while. It is often the little things which make a true hero or heroine.” Read More


400 Older People in West Cork Hospitals Send Each Other Mail

Date posted: 27 May 2016

Image shown: Envelope

Artists, residents and day visitors of eleven community hospitals and day care centres throughout West Cork are displaying the work of their Envelope project at the Uillinn Centre in Skibbereen until 6 June 2016. During a nine month period over 400 people in hospitals and day centres in West Cork connected with one another by writing letters, drawing pictures or sharing poems and memories and putting them in envelopes and these were posted between the hospitals and day centres. Read More


Poetry making in the dialysis ward, Cork University Hospital

Date posted: 26 May 2016

Image shown: Haiku Island Press

Haiku Island Press (designer Orlagh O’Brien and artist Tess Leak) will be returning to run poetry making sessions at the Department of Renal Medicine, Cardiac Renal Centre (CRC), in Cork University Hospital (CUH) this summer, with the aim of making a limited edition book. Patients will be invited to join sessions running in the ward.  Read More

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