In the first year of its life, the Sidney De Haan Research Centre helped to establish a new charity Sing for Your Life to develop and deliver music for wellbeing programmes. Sing for Your Life has been highly successful in creating Silver Song Clubs for older people affected by long term conditions, particularly dementia, and their carers. The De Haan Centre has undertaken evaluations of Silver Song Clubs, and collaborated with Sing for Your Life, Eastern and Coastal Kent Primary Care Trust, and the University of Kent in conducted the first ever community pragmatic randomised controlled trial on group singing for older people.
More recently, the De Haan Centre has partnered with Live Music Now, in the development of the Choir in Every Care Home project, funded by The Baring Foundation. The Centre’s role was to conducted a comprehensive review of the evidence regarding the potential benefits of group singing for older people, both in the community and in the context of residential care.
Currently, the Centre is working closely with Aesop – Arts Enterprise with a Social Purpose. Aesop Institute 2019 is a continuing professional development programme for health and arts professionals with an interest in devising and running successful arts in health programmes.
The programme responds to demand from both health and arts professionals for accredited, quality-assured arts in health training that is tailored to personal learning requirements and fits around busy work schedules.
Aesop Institute aims to enable those working in the health or arts sectors to develop the values and beliefs, knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the provision and growth of successful arts in health programmes.
Who is it for?
Aesop Institute is suitable for facilitators, practitioners, producers, programmers and key decision makers working in the arts, health, care or charity sectors.
What is the course format?
The programme will start with a three-day residential in Folkestone from 14 – 16 May 2019, with a two-day follow-up residential from 3 – 4 September 2019 in Canterbury.
Researchers and experienced innovators in arts in health will provide current perspectives on developments in the field during the programme.
How to apply
If you have any questions about Aesop Institute, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be accepted until 30 April 2019.
The following downloads can be accessed from Aesop
- Residential Programme
- Speakers and Facilitators
- Further information about assessment and accreditation
- Application pack