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E-Arts for Covid Blues: online workshop

E-Arts for Covid Blues: online workshop

ESRC Festival of Social Science Tuesday 10 November 2020   In response, the Arts for the Blues team are offering a free online creative psychological therapeutic session for working with these problems, as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science. We will use simple creative tools such as movement, drawing or writing as well as talking and the session will involve small and large group work. The workshop will last 90 minutes (10:00-11.30) followed by a 30 min break…

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Arts for the Blues adapted for postnatal depression

Arts for the Blues adapted for postnatal depression

Tuesday 3rd November 19:00-21:00 UK time We invite you to join ENGAGE….conversations conceived across performance studies and the maternal. A series of online forums which consider, through different artistic and academic perspectives, how maternal performance helps us to understand the lived condition of motherhood. Each forum responds to a themed-provocation (question) and features a panel of guest speakers plus a Q & A. Emma Perris and Prof Vicky Karkou from Edge Hill University will be amongst several presenters on the forum…

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Video excerpts of the Key Ingredients

Video excerpts of the Key Ingredients

We are delighted to showcase our short videos which illustrate the eight key ingredients which underpin the design and delivery of this creative psychological therapy model. The key ingredients have been formed from the results of our thematic synthesis of 76 articles referring to helpful factors in the treatment of depression across a range of NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) therapeutic interventions including CBT, counselling for depression, psychodynamic and arts psychotherapies. The helpful factors in psychotherapeutic treatments…

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Journal Article Published!

Journal Article Published!

Our first article for this research study has been published in Perspectives in Public Health, a link to which is below. The article details how we developed the framework for a new pluralistic ‘meta-approach’ of therapy for depression, based on; an interdisciplinary thematic synthesis of active ingredients, considered specific features implemented in therapy, and client-reported helpful factors considered to be the broad features or experiences in therapy from both talking therapies and creative approaches. This framework led to to the…

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NHS Pilot of Creative Intervention

NHS Pilot of Creative Intervention

November 2018 saw the first NHS pilot of the creative therapy intervention. A workshop was held in Manchester for IAPT staff members who experienced the intervention as a participant. Afterwards, a focus group was held to gain insight into the workshop, to determine what was helpful or not and how the intervention could be improved for service user participants. Following the staff intervention, a further workshop and focus group was held in December for service users. We received lots of…

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