Results: 13

For: voluntary and community sector

Community singing helps mental health recovery


As we prepare for our choral music #MentalHealthJukebox on Saturday 27th January, Liesbeth Tip explores a qualitative evaluation of a Norfolk-based community singing project (Sing Your Heart Out) aimed at people with mental health conditions and the general public.

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Employment opportunities for all? Social enterprises and mental health

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Martin Webber considers a Canadian study about social enterprises and employment opportunities for people with mental health problems such as psychosis.

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The impact of co-ordinated community-based care for older people


Clarissa Giebel examines a US study on a community-based support for older people and finds that ‘the little things’ can mean a lot, particularly for prevention and quality of life.

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Holes in the patchwork: diminishing support for older people from BAME communities?

Eradicating the types of childhood adversity explored in this review will inevitably have a massive positive impact on the mental health of young people.

Robin Miller assesses a paper on what has been happening to the provision of social care services to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) older people and raises concerns about equality.

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Is small really beautiful for delivering social care and support?


Jenny Fisher discusses a study on social care provision by micro-enterprises and discovers that small may well be beautiful for delivering care and support.

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Organisational co-production and social prescribing for dementia

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Mike Clark considers some of the challenges of organisational co-production revealed by a study on social prescribing for people living with dementia.

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The Goldies: a community-based singing programme for successful ageing

Research shows that the median age for final menstrual period is 52.5 years, and that 90% of women have their final period by the age of 56.

In her debut blog, Jane Greenstock considers research on how community arts programmes such as singing clubs may contribute to prevention for older people.

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Micro providers at the margins: filling gaps, building bridges


Jo Moriatry considers a literature review on how people who have been marginalised in mainstream services are creating and finding support from micro providers and community organisations.

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