• 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 […]

  • Healing Arts New York

    In November 2021, The Arts for the Blues project was featured at the Healing Arts New York symposium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This exciting event showcased arts and wellbeing projects around the world, including the Art for the Blues. Watch the video, shown as part of the event at The Met and online, […]

  • Training day event

    16 January 2021 This weekend we had such an inspiring day with a wonderful group of therapists, counsellors, psychologists and psychiatrists, who together explored the creative possibilities for online delivery of the Arts for the Blues model.  We are so thankful to connect with everyone.  Here are some of the creative outputs from the day!  […]

  • Arts and Therapy in the Time of the Pandemic

    From Thursday 18th June 2020 In collaboration with the International Arts Therapies Doctoral Alliance led by New York University, a series of presentations, panel discussions and workshops will be recorded and showcased online, exploring the contribution of the arts and arts psychotherapies to health and wellbeing during the 2020 pandemic . Guest speakers and panelists […]

  • Creative Resilience and going OFFLine during Lockdown

    As part of Voluntary Arts’ Creative Network, I was recently invited to talk with Nick Ewbank, Chair of ISR’s External Advisory Group, about everyday creativity in the context of the response to COVID-19. In particular, we were looking at David Gauntlett’s definition and how he emphasises the idea of ‘making is connecting’, and advocates the importance of […]

  • Edge Hill highlights Wellbeing for All during Mental Health Awareness Week

    During this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week Edge Hill is highlighting the huge range of support their wellbeing teams have put together for students and staff. As everyone adjusts to life in lockdown the University is reminding everyone that they are part of the Edge Hill community and have the support of hundreds of classmates […]