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The National Centre for Arts and Health announces the support of The Meath Foundation to develop its Arts and Health Research Programme. The Foundation is a long-standing supporter of the National Centre for Arts and Health. This commitment to funding the Centre’s research programme allows staff to to engage in research and evaluation, devise and deliver Continuing Professional Development courses for arts and health practitioners and medical staff and continue to deliver arts programmes for patients, visitors and staff.

Current research projects include the benefit of art therapy for people with chronic pain; participative and receptive models of working; clinicians perceptions of music therapy in age related healthcare and professional development training for artists in healthcare settings. Immediate projects of interest include devising a music listening service for patients in the Emergency Department to relieve anxiety and stress, creating effective play and music making interventions for children in acute hospital; researching the role of art therapy for children with diabetes and the role of the modern curator in hospital.

Three Continuing Professional Development Seminars will be delivered during 2015 – 16 for artists working in healthcare settings (details to follow soon on

The Meath Foundation passionately believes in the value of healthcare research and education. It is the platform on which better services, better care and better patient outcomes in a safe environment all sit. The Foundation is committed to continuing the funding of research and education in healthcare that will help to develop the necessary skills to transform our health service and deliver a safer and better quality service to our patient. For more information visit


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