arts in health

Pauline is able to deliver singing or general arts projects in various different health settings.

She has been a pioneer of Arts in Health practice in Wales; leading arts and singing projects in hospitals, care homes, mental health drop in centres and day centres, special schools, rural family services and various other voluntary services.

She has worked as music mentor for cARTrefu, a pioneering project hosted by Age Cymru and delivering arts residences in care homes throughout Wales and she continues to work with 'Re-Live' as choir leader of the Coming Home Choir for war veterans, families and community members: 

http://www.re-live.org.uk/coming-home-to-the-arts

Pauline currently coordinates 2 new Coming Home choirs. One in North Wales led by the amazing James Sills and one in West wales led by the brilliant Molara Awen.

 

See News for information about CWTCH Pauline's exciting composition & performance project in collaboration with local singers and dementia specialist care homes.

A founder member of Gwynedd Creu Iechyd/Arts in Health steering group, she has been directly involved in promoting and developing this important field as well as delivering projects herself.

 

She wrote and delivered the first and only introductory training course in Wales for practitioners wishing to deliver Arts in Health workshops, accredited by Agored Cymru (formerly NWOCN). (More information in the section called ‘Training’).

 

I wanted to thank you. Singing and music have been my lifeline from a very grim personal place.  When I first started I was at a vulnerable, hurting time.  And the music healed…., the friendship of the others has been a help, but music itself has a power, music has been like  the water that has fed the blossom, cleaned the wound.”

 

 

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