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by Mel Parks

It doesn’t have to rhyme: Collaborative creative writing as a community tool

Mel Parks shares ideas on using collaborative creative writing in community settings to bring people together, creating a unified experience often with the added benefit of new insights and surprising connections. As well as being lots of fun! Many people are scared of poetry and creative writing often brings back memories of school, and often not good ones, so I…

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by Mel Parks

Not Another Co-Production Festival

It’s almost one year since we began our Not Another Co-Production Project and it’s time to celebrate all the amazing work that’s been happening with our partner organisations in Greater Manchester. And to help us celebrate, we’d like to invite you to join us at our Not Another Co-Production Festival! The first of its kind anywhere.  We are working with…

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by Anna Eaton

Breathe Arts Health Research: NHS Staff Wellbeing Programme: Collective Power Award

This week we're learning about and celebrating a co-designed and co-produced programme that uses creativity, underpinned by science, to improve the health and wellbeing of 18,000 health and care staff in London.

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by Anna Eaton

Joy of Sound: Collective Power Award

Read all about the surprises, best bits and learning along the way for this small, inclusive community music organisation who have adapted over the last year with an incredible list of partners and collaborators. The next in our CHWA Collective Power Award shortlist showcase.

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by Anna Eaton

Boats on an Ocean: Collective Power Award

This week we are celebrating and hearing from those involved in an emotive, intimate audio artwork project channeling the lived experience of healthcare workers during Covid. A great example of collaboration and the power of the arts.

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by Anna Eaton

Dance On, Yorkshire Dance: Collective Power Award

What we've loved, learnt and been surprised by. We hear from those at the heart of a project aimed at increasing physical activity and enhancing wellbeing for people aged 55+ which has been shortlisted for the Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance 2021 Awards.

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by Anna Eaton

Maternal Journal: Collective Power Award

We learn all about Maternal Journal, a worldwide peer-led movement helping people process the major changes they might experience in pregnancy, birth and beyond through creative journaling. The first in our series showcasing the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance's brilliant Collective Power Award 2021 shortlist.

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by Anna Eaton

Collective Power: Tracing Autonomy, The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, Glasgow

The latest in our Collective Power Award series celebrates a project that focuses on autonomy as a model for supporting reflective practice for clinical, arts and health practitioners.

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“The Hub acts as a glue bringing together people and organisations who are doing so much to positively disrupt their local systems.”

Burcu Borysik, Mayday Trust