Visit our Resources page to access music videos and art tutorials.
For members of staff looking for artwork to display on wards, please browse the Print Gallery
Details of other projects can be found in the links below...
Check out our series of video art tutorials available on YouTube. Projects include zentangling and contour hand drawing.
These are mini art projects with step-by-step instructions from Debbie Todd, our resident artist on the Stafford adult wards. She has also created worksheets to accompany each of the videos and individual kits of art materials have been produced to support inpatient service users wanting to do the activities. The PDF worksheets can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
The kits also include a QR code link to the videos so that inpatients can access those quickly and easily using their own mobile phones via the Arts for Health Resources page. This intervention has been designed to enable OT and Engagement Co-Ordinator staff to continue to offer art to their service users in a covid-safe way while groups are unable to run. We tried to make it as easy as possible for staff to grab and go with during this period when their time is often under additional pressures.
Feedback from staff:
"We all think they are absolutely fantastic packs and such a great resource so we are really grateful for them. I think they will prove very popular." Steph Platt, Adult Mental Health OT Lead, St George's.
Local artist Mark Uttley supported art sessions for older adult service users and staff on Baswich and Bromley wards at St George's. The groups have created artwork for the summer houses and pergola in the garden which is shared by the two wards.
In August, OT staff and resident artist Debbie Todd worked very hard to make it possible to recommence the much-missed Thursday Ward Art Group in the Therapy Suite at St George's.
Ten sets of covid-secure individual art kits were created for the group to use and a host of covid safety measures put in place to enable a version of the group to run.
The group was put on hold again as covid cases increased, but we are looking forward to reinstating it as soon as we are able. Debbie has created a series of worksheets and video tutorials for people to access as an alternative while the group is unable run. See Art Tutorial Videos section of this page for more details.
Boxes of arts materials were distributed to selected wards at Redwoods and St George's so that service users have access to painting and drawing materials.
Following on from these, we developed individual activity kits with a booklet, poems and a small selection of arts materials for distribution to service users.
We also developed mini art project kits as an alternative to one of our art groups for times when that is unable to run, with worksheets, arts materials and a QR code link to supporting video tutorials.
This walking trail around the grounds of St George's Hospital has been developed by Arts for Health. Signage is due to be installed soon and a route of the map is available now available: St Georges Grounds Walk
Here are a few links to some of the amazing online arts content which has arisen in response to the pandemic. These are external websites for you to enjoy and Arts for Health was not involved in creating any of the content.