Posts by Creative

Social Prescribing in Dudley

Creative Health have been working with Dudley Council for Voluntary Service’s for their HIU (High Intensity User) Social Prescribing Project to develop a new weekly creative arts club for adults. Dudley Council for Voluntary Service commissioned the arts programme for their HIU (High Intensity User) Social Prescribing Project, funded by Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group and the Department of Health. Following on from the successful Dudley Take Five programme with children and young people, Creative Health developed the concept, adapted it for an adult audience and created the arts club. We developed a weekly club for service users where they could
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Take Back Control from Tobacco Marketing Campaign

Over 500 young people across the Black Country have worked with artists on the ‘Take Back Control from tobacco’ campaign to produce music videos, computer games and a marketing campaign. Funded by Black Country Tobacco Control Alliance and Arts Connect, the programme has involved 16-19 year olds in all four Black Country boroughs, working with artists to produce music videos, computer games and a marketing campaign exploring tobacco control. Rising Wolverhampton rapper Vital spearheaded the campaign, producing the title track and touring local colleges, sixth forms and training centres to both consult with and educate teenagers. The songs and games,
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CreateSpace Workshops

CreateSpace, a combined arts project supporting adults to create space for the arts in their everyday lives. Artists are working in seven community venues across the Black Country and Staffordshire, inspiring participants to take ideas from sessions and find time to expand and develop them. The hope is that the increased creative activity will help to maintain and improve their wellbeing. The programme is funded by a partnership of Arts Council England with Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery; Wolverhampton Art Gallery; Staffordshire County Council and The New Art Gallery Walsall. With the programme less than halfway through, more than 200
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CHWA: West Midlands

Good support supports good practice became the theme of the WM meeting held in partnership with The BEDLAM Festival. Click below to see Nicola Naismith’s enlightening key note presentation. NicolaNaismith_APW_Birmingham
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Dudley Take Five Roll-Out

We have been spreading the word about the Dudley Take Five resources by facilitating workshops with school nurses, health visitors, family nurse practitioners, teachers, youth workers and mental health practitioners.  By Autumn 2019 we had engaged with around 70 health and education professionals, all directly involved in the promotion of children and young people’s wellbeing. who unanimously welcomed the films and arts games as a positive creative intervention. The Dudley Take Five resources are designed to help start the conversation about the Five Ways to Wellbeing. We will continue to mentor any professionals working with children and young people who
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Dudley Take Five Resources

Do you work with children from early Key Stage 2?  Read more to download all the beautiful resources designed to support children to take five important footsteps to emotional wellbeing. Start by reading the guide “Dudley Big Steps Teacher”. Dudley Take Five Resources
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Dudley Take Five

Hundreds of children and young people living in Dudley worked with our arts team  to produce the exciting ‘Dudley Take Five’ resources available on the  ‘Dudley Take Five’ YouTube channel. The resources help children, and grown-ups working with children, to understand the Five Steps to Wellbeing (ref. New Economics Foundation). Taking the Five Steps can help us all feel better every day. The programme is funded by Dudley Public Health, Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group and Arts Connect as part of the Black Country Arts and Health Commissioners’ Network Watch all the films on the ‘Dudley Take Five’ YouTube channel. Read
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