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LINK Event: Twitter Chat on Arts on Prescription

Blog post written by Robyn Dowlen (Blog Editor) On Thursday 11th April the Arts Health ECRN hosted an online twitter chat which focussed around social prescribing and arts on prescription. The chat involved users answering a series of questions posed by @ArtsHealthECRN using the hashtag #ArtsHealthLINK. The chat began with the Arts Health ECRN (@ArtsHealthECRN) account inviting people to share their thoughts in relation to social prescribing and arts on prescription. This op

AHECRN Top Ten Highlights of 2018

Excerpt taken from the December ECRN newsletter. It’s been an amazing year for the ECRN and we want to share our top 10 highlights with you. Over the last 12 months: 299 members have joined us from 26 different countries, taking our total to 901 members; 38 representatives have joined our team! With 16 representatives in the UK and Ireland, and 22 internationally across Australia, Austria, Canada, Columbia, Denmark, Ethiopia, Finland, Greece, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Sin

LINK Event: An Introduction to Arts and Health: Research, Policy and Practice (UCL, London)

Blog post written by Robyn Dowlen (Blog Editor) and Saoirse Finn (Network Co-ordinator). On Monday 16th April 2018, the Arts Health Early Career Research Network (AHECRN) hosted a LINK event at University College London (UCL). The aim of the event was to provide an overview of the arts and health movement (history, theory, policy and research), as well as highlight the wealth of arts and health research taking place at UCL. The event also brought together a number of funding

LINK Event: Manchester (UK) AHECRN Meet Up

Blog post written by Kat Taylor (North West AHECRN Area Representative) On Monday 13th November, the Arts Health ECRN held a North-West LINK event at the Deaf Institute in Manchester. Everyone was invited to share their interests and roles, and to explore some documents and literature brought by the North-West representative for the network (Kat Taylor). Several of the event attendees were especially interested in music interventions in healthcare. As well as people working i

LINK Event: Arts Health ECRN launch drinks, Bristol, UK

Blog post written by Robyn Dowlen (Blog editor) On Tuesday 20 June, the Arts Health ECRN held their first LINK event alongside the 2017 Culture, Health and Wellbeing conference in Bristol. The event took place at the Watershed in Bristol and there were 40 attendees. The evening began at 6pm, with members arriving and having a drink whilst getting to know one another. Network Lead Daisy Fancourt welcomed members, described the aims of the network and introduced our regional re