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The Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health is committed to researching the value of participatory arts such as applied theatre, drama, storytelling, puppetry, movement, music and digital arts in the promotion of mental health and wellbeing of vulnerable individuals and communities in crisis.

The Centre plays an instrumental part in the Arts for Health & Wellbeing developments both nationally and internationally, including co-production, social-prescribing and knowledge transfer activities in healthcare, integrated family care, community, educational settings and contexts. Our mission is to offer hospitalised children and young people, disabled, and neurodiverse audiences, families and the elderly better access to the arts for better quality of life.

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Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health
Canterbury Christ Church University
Erasmus building
North Holmes Road campus
Telephone: 01227 921741