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 […]
Release of a new Arts for the Blues publication!
The Arts for the Blues team are delighted to announce their third publication which presents the twelve session creative psychotherapy model for depression This article details the approach taken by the team to inform the model and presents the eight key ingredients that underpin the therapy. Omylinska-Thurston, J., Karkou, V., Parsons, A.S., Nair, K., Haslam, […]
The Arts and COVID-19: A Time of Danger and Opportunity?
In this blog piece for the Institute of Social Responsibility, Professor Vicky Karkou prompts us to think about the revitalising and resourcing opportunities that the arts can offer us in this time of danger. Darren Henley (2020), the CEO of the Arts Council, refers to the pandemic as: “the most serious challenge to (the) existence” […]