What is home? An art-based workshop to explore the physical, relational and wellbeing properties of home

Vallejos, Elvira Perez and Baker, Charley and McGarry, Julie and Joyes, Emma and Carletti, Laura and Bartel, Heike and Jacobs, Rachel and Gale-Feeny, Alice and Higginbottom, Roy (2017) What is home? An art-based workshop to explore the physical, relational and wellbeing properties of home. Journal of Applied Arts & Health, 8 (3). pp. 341-355. ISSN 2040-2457

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Abstract

This feasibility study was framed under the notion of creative practices as mutual recovery – the idea that shared creativity, collective experience and mutual benefit can promote resilience in mental health and well-being. The study evaluated the impact of an art-based workshop designed to examine participant’s notions of home. Thematic analysis was used to evaluate the textual data derived from three focus groups. The findings indicate that art-based workshops that incorporate principles of mindfulness can be used to raise awareness of mental health and well-being issues associated with challenging or inadequate notions of home. These workshops provide a forum for reflection and community in which these problematic notions can be meaningfully articulated and communicated and solutions discussed. This type of creative practice supports the notion of mutual recovery health, helps build resilience among residential workforce and thus helps them to better deal with existing problems.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: art installation ; creativity ; mindfulness ; mental health ; home ; residential settings
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Arts > School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies > Department of German Studies
University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
Identification Number: 10.1386/jaah.8.3.341_1
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2018 10:52
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2018 15:12
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/49313

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