Over recent years, there has been a growing understanding of the impact that taking part in the arts can have on health and wellbeing. A recent review by Vincent Hanlon (2015) published in The Canadian Medical Association Journal of the book Creative Arts in Humane Medicine (McLean, 2014a) acknowledged the benefits of interdisciplinary collaboration and the gifted voices represented from medicine and the humanities which show physicians different paths to the future.
The fund aims to support organisation in the West Midlands; London East; Tees Valley & Sunderland; Bristol & Somerset; Eastern Counties; and Liverpool City who provide front-line open access youth services in disadvantaged communities for young people aged 10-18 (up to 25 for young people with disabilities).
Margret is also a founding board member of The Australian Centre for Arts and Health Limited, a not-for-profit organization, established as the peak body for the arts and health sector nationally and representing Australia within the international arts and health field.
Atlantic Health System is one of the largest non-profit health care systems in New Jersey, comprised of Morristown Medical Center , Overlook Medical Center in Summit, Newton Medical Center , and Goryeb Children’s Hospital The three medical centers – all accredited by The Joint Commission – have a combined total of 1,308 licensed beds and more than 2,750 affiliated physicians providing a wide array of health care services to the residents of Northern and Central New Jersey.
Creative arts therapists integrate arts modalities and creative activities into the practice of psychotherapy in clinical settings, such as hospitals, nursing homes, group homes, outpatient psychotherapy clinics, special education, and private practice.