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We are working on innovative ways of delivering what we can of our usual programme of arts and music for our service user communities across the Trust.

See below for more details on how specific projects are evolving, plus links to some external arts websites and a section for downloadable PDF resources. For more information on any of it, please do get in touch. Answerphone messages left on the numbers below will forward to our email accounts and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Jessica Kent, Arts for Health Lead, jessica.kent@mpft.nhs.uk 01743 210048

Diana Buckle, Admin Support, diana.buckle@mpft.nhs.uk 01743 210048

Helen Wilson, Project Worker, helen.wilson@mpft.nhs.uk 01785 221 328

Eleanor Babb, Project Worker, eleanor.babb@mpft.nhs.uk 01785 221 328

The Word Gallery

The Word Gallery is an online space for sharing creative writing by service users, staff carers and families of MPFT from the year 2020. Find out more including how to submit work, plus haiku and short story writing prompts, here.

Arts Materials for Wards

Art Materials for WardsKits of resources have been distributed for trial on selected wards at Redwoods and St George's so that service users have access to painting and drawing materials.

Downloadable arts activity sheets can be found in the PDFs section at the bottom of this page.

ArtComp becomes ArtGallery

Done DSC_3892.jpgWe are developing an online ArtGallery for people to submit photographs of their artwork to while our usual Art Comp is on hold. 

Find out more on our Competitions page.

Songs For You becomes Ring and Sing

Our Songs for You participants are being invited to take part in Ring and Sing in lieu of our usual face-to-face singing sessions for those living well with dementia in Shropshire and Staffordshire. They will be contacted by telephone for a chat and a song!

Live Music

We are working closely with our musical practitioners to explore possiblities of a mix of recorded content and live streamed sessions so that our inpatient service users can continue to experience the therapeutic benefits of music.

Well done to all our musicians who have contributed resources so far - links to their videos are available below.  

Ashley Wall  

Gillie Nicholls - oldies

Gillie Nicholls - golden oldies

Sal Tonge

Reading for Wellbeing

Copies of poems and stories popular with in our usual face-to-face inpatient reading for wellbeing sessions have been delivered to key ward staff at St George's and Redwoods.

We are have plans in place to start live-streaming sessions to wards for socially distanced group sessions where appropriate.

Garden Project

Local artist Mark Uttley will support art sessions for older adult service users and staff on Baswich and Bromley wards at St George's. The groups will be creating artwork for the summer houses and pergola in the garden which is shared by the two wards.


External Arts Projects

Here are a few links to just some of the amazing online arts content which has been flourishing in the face of the current adversity. These are external websites for you to enjoy. Arts for Health was not involved in creating any of the content.

Paintings in Hospitals

Hospital Rooms - Arts Activities

Tate Modern

Isolation Art School

Grayson's Art Club (Also check out Grayson’s Art Club TV show from 27 April on Channel 4.)


Arts Activity Sheets

Please find below some arts activities for you to try in downloadable PDF format. Debbie Todd from Protean Art in Stafford who usually runs our Thursday art group on Brocton and Chebsey Wards has created  some of these and the mental health arts charity Hospital Rooms have very kindly allowed us to share some of their resources here with you. We plan to add more to these in due course.


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

Get in Contact

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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