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Research Centre for Arts and Wellbeing

Research Centre for Arts and Wellbeing

The Arts for the Blues research project is led by Professor Vicky Karkou, Director of the newly established Research Centre for Arts and Wellbeing, at Edge Hill University. The purpose of the centre is to engage with impactful interdisciplinary research on the contribution of the arts towards the wellbeing of people across the life span, their communities and environments that is participatory, ethical and of direct value. The Centre has developed from the Arts and Wellbeing Research Group that has…

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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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Workshop design and rationale

Workshop design and rationale

To date the team have conducted experiential workshops for the creative psychological therapy both at Edge Hill and within Greater Manchester NHS Mental Health Foundation Trust. We are currently working hard to refine and update the workshop protocol and its key ingredients, incorporating participants and practitioner experiences and feedback from qualitative, quantitative and arts based data. If you are interested in how we have designed and conducted the workshops so far, or you are interested in the key ingredients that…

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