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An article by Peter Bazalgette in The Guardian.

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Written by Psychiatrist Dr Jo Cannon, this book was inspired by her work with patients and is soon to be made into a television drama.

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A study shows anxiety and depression may be reduced by colouring in for as little as 10 minutes a day.

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Jo worked as a Psychiatrist at George Bryan Centre and is a strong supporter of Arts for Health, particularly reading for wellbeing. Now a full time writer, Jo is currently working on her second novel but also finds time to volunteer with Arts for Health - co-facilitating the reading for wellbeing sessions at St Georges and helping out with Songs for You in Cannock. She recently made a call out on Twitter for books for the wards to which publishers have responded generously and a large quantity of books have now arrived at St Georges! Jo also writes a very interesting and inspiring blog about her own experiences.

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A recent article in The Guardian explains how the arts can be used as a powerful medicine against dementia.

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Arts for Health Contact Details

Jessica Kent - Arts for Health Lead

Redwoods Centre, Somerby Drive,
Shrewsbury SY3 8DS

Jessica.kent@mpft.nhs.uk 
01743 210048 / 07814 752783
 

Helen Wilson - Project Worker

St. George's Hospital, Corporation Street, Stafford ST16 3AG

Helen.wilson@mpft.nhs.uk 
01785 221328

Eleanor Babb - Project Worker

St, George's Hospital, Corporation Street,
Stafford ST16 3AG

Eleanor.babb@mpft.nhs.uk
01785
221328

Diana Buckle - Administrator

Redwoods Centre, Somerby Drive,
Shrewsbury SY3 8DS

Diana.buckle@mpft.nhs.uk
01743
210038

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Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Trust Headquarters, St. George's Hospital, Corporation Street, Stafford ST16 3SR

E-mail: enquiries@mpft.nhs.uk 

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