Links

A few resources accessible through the internet that I find particularly useful:

Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing‘ (2017): a very important report produced by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing, highlighting the evidences and demonstrating the health benefits of engagement in the arts

http://www.artshealthandwellbeing.org.uk/appg-inquiry/Publications/Creative_Health_The_Short_Report.pdf

Play as if Your Mental Health Depended on It’ in Psychology Today November 2016: an article emphasising the importance and benefits of play and playfulness for depression, anxiety, hopelessness and loneliness

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/conceptual-revolution/201611/play-if-your-mental-health-depended-it

‘Drama Therapy: Unlocking the door to change’ in Medical News Today March 2016: an article recently published on how people with a range of mental health and social challenges can benefit from drama therapy

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/308452.php

‘Expressive arts therapy and windows of tolerance’ in Psychology Today February 2016: a recent article on how expressive arts therapies provide a safe distance for self-expression and reparation

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/arts-and-health/201602/expressive-arts-therapy-and-windows-tolerance

Dramascope: an online blog and discussion forum developed to facilitate an open, engaged, and critical dialogue pertaining to themes directly or indirectly linked to dramatherapy

https://thedramascope.wordpress.com

Developmental Transformations (DvT): A particular dramatherapy approach that involves the continuous transformation of embodied encounters in a playspace

http://www.developmentaltransformations.com

The International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy: an international community of professionals and individuals committed to developing relational perspectives and exploring similarities and differences with other approaches to analysis and psychotherapy

http://iarpp.net

Subversive Storytelling: a website that creates space for critical reflection on the use of stories that challenge the status quo.

http://subversivestorytelling.com

Collective Encounters: an arts organisation specialising in theatre for social change through collaborative practice, and using theatre to engage those on the margins of society, telling untold stories and tackling the local, national and international concerns of our time

http://collective-encounters.org.uk/news

International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts (IETM): a network of over 500 performing arts organisations and individual members working in the contemporary performing arts worldwide, and empowering performing arts professionals through access to international connections, knowledge and a dynamic forum for exchange

https://www.ietm.org/en/about

Practice-as-Research blog: an online discussion that looks at aspects of practice-as-research as a research methodology

https://practiceasresearchblog.wordpress.com

Performance Research: an online journal that aims to promote a dynamic interchange between scholarship and practice in the expanding field of performance. Its emphasis is on contemporary performance arts within changing cultures

http://www.performance-research.org/index.php

more to follow….