The Norwegian Resource Centre for Arts and Health was established in July 2014; and is a collaboration between Nord university, Nord-Trøndelag County Council, Levanger municipality, The Nord-Trøndelag Health Study and Helse Nord-Trøndelag. ARHL510: Foundations in Arts and Health (3cr) – This course provides a general survey of the arts, across their various forms and manifestations (performing, studio, literary, etc.) as they relate to the numerous domains of human health (physiological, cognitive, emotional, social, etc.).
Over the last ten years I have sought to advance the creative arts in interdisciplinary research and practice while building a knowledge base supporting and informing professionals about the research and varied methodologies and how we work creatively across disciplines to offer hope for change and improve quality of life for individuals and communities.
It provides Guidelines for Designing and Managing Arts Programs in NSW Health Services and Facilities (under development), Fact Sheets , links to key Australian and international resources and provides a platform to share leading practice across NSW.
Physicians, psychiatrists,social scientists, researchers, academics, nurse educators,activists, dramatists and poets, visual artists, professional musicians, teachers, adult educators, social workers, mental health professionals, counselors, chaplains, therapists, students, as well as those involved in education, health policy and social change, universities,schools of education, colleges, leading medical schools, hospitals and health organizations in Canada the U.S. and internationally.
Our art and heritage collection is one of the biggest collections belonging to a health charity in the UK. The extensive collection is valued at approximately £4 million and consists of over 4,300 artefacts that are exhibited across two hospital sites, health centres and dialysis units in Lambeth and Southwark and beyond.