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Archive for August 2017


It’s time to talk about mental health and wellbeing in the creative sector

Date posted: 31 August 2017

Ulster University and wellbeing charity Inspire have come together on the SHoWCaSE: A snapshot of health and wellbeing in the creative sector project. People working in the creative sector are invited to take part in a survey to find out more about how they work, how they feel and how they cope with the challenges and rewards that the industry offers. This is designed to understand the health and wellbeing of people in the creative industries in UK and Ireland.  Read More


Aistriú: Exhibition by The Art Room at Sacred Heart Hospital, Castlebar

Date posted: 31 August 2017

Image shown: Work created by The Art Room, Scared Heart Hospital, Castlebar

Aistriú is the latest exhibition from The Art Room at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Castlebar. The Art Room is facilitated by artist Tom Meskell and takes place every Friday in a purpose built room at the hospital. The exhibition will open at The Linenhall Arts Centre on 1 September 2017.  Read More

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Spotlight Series: Niamh Kent and Ailín Farrell, Occupational Therapists

Date posted: 31 August 2017

Image shown: Niamh Kent and Ailín Farrell

We are delighted to introduce our new Spotlight series, shining a light on healthcare professionals and the arts and health initiatives they are involved in. First up, we hear from Occupational Therapists Niamh Kent and Ailín Farrell from Waterford Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services.  Read More


CDAN Expert Seminar: Music and Dementia at Wellcome Trust

Date posted: 30 August 2017

The Creative Dementia Arts Network (CDAN) and MHA present Music and Dementia, An Expert Seminar at Wellcome Trust, London on 20 November 2017. Some of the best evidence for the benefits of the arts for people with dementia comes from music. This free event will be of interest to anyone involved or interested in working with people with dementia using music. Read More


Well Festival presents Songbirds – A CPD workshop for musicians working in healthcare settings

Date posted: 30 August 2017

Image shown: Songbirds. Photo credit: Ivan Gonzalez /Live Music Now

Well Festival of Arts and Wellbeing in Waterford presents Songbirds: Music, Communication and Wellbeing, a CPD workshop for musicians working in healthcare settings, on Wednesday 11 October at 2pm.  The session will be led by UK musicians Ros Hawley and Mark Fisher, who specialise in working collaboratively in healthcare settings, and takes place at Waterford Healing Arts Trust Centre for Arts and Health.  Read More

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