• 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, […]

  • Release of manuals and findings: therapeutic dance interventions for breast cancer

    Dancing with Health is multi-site pilot study that aimed to evaluate a sixteen week dance programme for women in recovery from breast cancer across five European countries. Edge Hill University led the UK pilot which was delivered over 2019-2020. The study has now released two manuals on it’s website www.dancing-health.eu, which cover the rationale, design, delivery protocols […]

  • Autistic children benefit from dance movement psychotherapy

    Dr Supritha Aithal recently completed her doctoral degree at Edge Hill University. More details of her work with associated publications can be accessed in the project section of this website https://sites.edgehill.ac.uk/rcaw/research-projects/children-and-families/

  • E-Arts for Covid Blues: online workshop

    ESRC Festival of Social Science Tuesday 10 November 2020 Covid-19 and lockdown have affected people psychologically in different ways such as struggling with stress, anxiety, depression and loss. 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 […]

  • Engage: Performance and the Maternal

    Engage: Performance and the Maternal

    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. […]

  • 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” […]