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Arts for the Blues training

Arts for the Blues training

As part of the scaling up project funded by UKRI AHRC, we are offering Arts for the Blues training at Edge Hill University and University of Salford. This training is nearly full but do watch out for more training in the future.  To keep in touch and to find out about future trainings, email artswell@edgehill.ac.uk 

Arts for the Blues Project wins funding to tackle depression through arts

Arts for the Blues Project wins funding to tackle depression through arts

  A pioneering project led by Edge Hill University and developed in collaboration with the University of Salford, which uses the arts to tackle depression, has been awarded new funding to scale up across the North West of England.  Arts for the Blues is a collaborative research project between artists, therapists, universities, NHS trusts and cultural institutions. It has been developed to address a vital need in the North West, which has high levels of mental health problems, exacerbated by…

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Arts for the Blues and NICE consultation

Arts for the Blues and NICE consultation

The Arts for the Blues project has recently published an article ‘Arts for the Blues: The development of a new evidence-based creative group psychotherapy for depression’ which has been selected for inclusion in a new special virtual issue of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research to coincide with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) consultation on the guidelines for treating and managing depression in adults. The virtual issue is free access until the end of February 2022 and the Arts…

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Arts for the Blues Film

Arts for the Blues Film

A film about the Arts for the Blues project was included as part of the Healing Arts Symposium hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) in New York. It was the only example from the UK and it was screened on 14th November 2021. The event was in partnership with Culturunners, the NYU Creative Arts Therapies Consortium, International Research Alliance, Johns Hopkins University, and the Open Mind Project.   The film can be also viewed…

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Student training event

Student training event

17th April 2021 (online) We spent a wonderful training day with counselling and psychotherapy students from both masters and undergraduate programmes at the University of Salford and Edge Hill University. We also had lecturers from both universities attending both in a support and participation capacity, alongwith invited mental health practitioners.  Today was the first of two training days, in which we focused on learning about the model and contributing to the activities for the key ingredients. The model is currently…

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