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  • Arts for the Blues and Arts4Us

    Arts for the Blues and Arts4Us

    Arts for the Blues researchers are involved in a new mental health project for children and young people which has won £2.5million from UKRI. The Arts4Us project will bring together the best practice in arts and arts therapies in one digital platform, making it easier for young people and their families to find crucial help.…

  • Break

    Break

    ‘Break’ is a creative synthesis of research completed with clinical staff working in one of the largest physical NHS Trusts in the North West of England participating in an intervention that has adapted the Arts for the Blues into a multi-levelled creative psychological package aiming to support the wellbeing of healthcare workers. The piece was created…

  • Together Un/Tethered, an Arts for the Blues immersive performance

    Together Un/Tethered, an Arts for the Blues immersive performance

    Sneak a peak at our Arts Council-funded project, Together Un/Tethered. Participants and artists joined a therapeutically informed Arts for the Blues group at the Liverpool Lighthouse and used their experiences to create this immersive performance. Interweaving movement, spoken word, innovative soundscape, projection and live cellist, Together Un/tethered explores themes of separation, connection, new possibilities and…

  • Watch the highlights from our scaling up Arts for the Blues project

    Watch the highlights from our scaling up Arts for the Blues project

    Creative dialogue with Community – Video Watch our short video report on our stakeholder and training days as part of our AHRC grant to develop a strategy for scaling up arts-based interventions. We held two stakeholders events for 43 stakeholders from healthcare, cultural, community and local authorities settings. We also evaluated four training days with…

  • New publication – Bringing creative psychotherapies to primary NHS mental health services in the UK

    New publication – Bringing creative psychotherapies to primary NHS mental health services in the UK

    Bringing creative psychotherapies to primary NHS Mental Health Services in the UK: A feasibility study on patient and staff experiences of arts for the blues workshops delivered at Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services. Download our most recent article which discusses a feasibility study undertaken with patients and staff in an IAPT (Improving Access…