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The projects research team is in place as a collaborative responsibility of two MMU Research Institutes, MIRIAD and The Research Institute for Health and Social Change and the team's work is being jointly supervised by the two Institute Directors, Professor John Hyatt (Chair of the project's Steering Group) and Professor Carolyn Kagan.

The Six Research Projects

Six projects have been short listed for this project, and they are as follows:

  1. The value and impact of arts activities on older people:
    1. Stockport Arts and Health
      (a range of arts activities with older people who are NHS in-patients)
    2. Wear Purple
      (based in ‘age concern’ a range of arts that promote health & well being for older people in the community)
  2. The value and impact of arts activities on mental health:
    1. START Salford - Arts on Prescription scheme
      (START/Salford PCT partnership – 3 year funded AOP scheme for adults with mild/moderate depression)
    2. Pendle Leisure Trust – Arts on Prescription scheme
      (PLT/Neighbourhood Renewal/PCT - Pilot AOP scheme for adults with mild/moderate depression in inter-racial groups)
  3. The value and impact of arts activities on NHS staff, environment and culture:
    1. Liverpool Royal Children’s NHS Trust
      (Alder Hey Children’s Hospital – Cultural Strategy to invest in staff and environment to improve staff retention/recruitment and experience of children & families)
    2. BlueSCI Project – Trafford PCT/LIME Manchester
      (Community based partnership between Trafford PCT and LIME where health professionals and artist work together within an arts centre to promote cultural change in healthcare impacting positively on mental health care and staff working experiences.

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