Example of: Creative Health for cardio vascular disease and stroke

Various 'bitesize' examples

Strokestra is a stroke rehabilitation programme developed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) in partnership with Hull and East Riding Community Stroke Services. The programme adapts musical techniques to support stroke survivors in their recovery. A programme guide provides details of planning, delivery and evaluation. The programme was successfully transferred online during 2020. 

Stroke Odysseys is a post-stroke performance arts intervention, which can take place in hospital setting (neurorehabilitation wards) or in the community. Participants gain skills in movement, music and song and use these to contribute to a performance related to their own stroke stories.  A handbook has  been produced to with advice on establishing similar programmes. 

Dance for Health is CUH Arts’ flagship project; weekly creative movement & music group sessions delivered on adult inpatient wards including stroke & neuro rehabilitation, diabetes & endocrinology and the department for medicine of the elderly.  Patients are supported to move and interact with one another, helping to engage not just the body, but the mind and heart too.

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