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:
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
It is a fascinating time for VR developers and artists seeking new mediums, of which there is no shortage in Brighton. At the VR lab launch, which was part of the Brighton Digital Festival, I recognised musicians, mixed media artists, programmers, gamers, and representatives of companies exploring commercial and training applications. That is the beauty of VR, it is an open field, where corporates are turning to indies and cutting edge companies to provide them with the next great interactive experience who in turn are trying to discover just how far the boundries stretch. Continue reading
Virtual Reality has a growth curve pointing straight towards future consumer adoption. The most interesting developments are still happening on the periphery, and the VR scene is having its moment in Brighton.