Brighton GP practice is calling for less medication and more music to tackle mental health in the NHS

GP Laura Marshall Andrews, who founded UK’s first GP practice that integrates complementary therapies and arts programmes with GP services, calls for the NHS to embrace alternative therapies and art to tackle mental health issues.

Brighton Health and Wellbeing Centre (BHWC), which was founded by Andrews, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £101,500 for the Healing Expressive and Recovery Arts project (HERA) in order to scale up a pilot that will prove how the NHS can save money on medication by embracing alternative therapies, music and dance in mental health treatments.

Finding Your Compass was part of Year 1 of HERA – by Fiona Geillinger and Dr Rosaria Gracia:

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A Digital Data Visualisation Manifesto

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If you think ‘Big Data’ is just a buzzword, here are a few facts:

  • 90% of the data in the world has been created in the past two years
  • By 2020 it is estimated that for every human being, 1.7 Megabytes of data will be created every second
  • By 2020 it is estimated that the amount of digital data created in a year would reach 44 Zetabytes or 44 trillion gigabytes (Gant, 2007).
  • By 2025 it is estimated that number will increase to 163 zettabytes (research group IDC).

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Why should digital agencies be early AR and VR adopters?

Due to the continual state of digital flux in which we live, the nature of communication is constantly evolving and changing the way we consume information and interact. It is a digital jungle out there, but we like to dream big and we’re seeing some interesting developments in the worlds of creative media, marketing and AR and VR. Continue reading

Venice Biennale 2017 – Top 10

This is our “Top 10 pix” from one of the biggest and longest running international art exhibitions that only happens every other year – the Venice Biennale 2017.

 

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Last Chance to see the Venice Biennale 2017

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The Horse Problem, by Claudia Fontes

Three more weeks until the end of the 57th Venice Biennale! If you haven’t been, you better hurry or you would have to wait for a couple of years until the next Biennale. It’s the Oscars of the Arts World – one of the biggest and probably longest running international art exhibitions. This year, 120 artists were invited from all over the world and 86 countries commissioned installations to represent their nations to an audience of 500K visitors.

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Step 7: The Grand Finale

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After your thing of beauty is unleashed upon the world, rather than just move straight on to the next project it is time to celebrate it. Now is a good time to sit down with the whole team and have a debrief session to talk about what worked well and what could work better in the future. Open a bottle of bubbly!

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Step 6. On Budget

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This should ideally come as early on in the project as the brief, but as is the case with many creative project using emerging technology, you need to go through a discovery phase first where different options are researched before you can agree a more accurate budget. We look at ways to budget a creative project and tools for tracking time and effort.

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