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Explaining suicide: the role of drama

08 February 2012

Mental Health Practice


Rates of suicide, including those among younger people, have risen in Northern Ireland, yet many nursing students in the country struggle to understand suicide and...

The effectiveness of drama therapy for children who have witnessed domestic abuse

09 October 2014

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Witnessing domestic violence can have a devastating effect on children’s development. Interventions for such children have previously been based on adults’...

Using drama to teach interpersonal skills

10 May 2016

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

This article describes and evaluates an educational intervention that used a drama and theatre workshop to foster communication and interpersonal skills in mental...

The benefits of creative therapy for people with dementia

18 April 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Aim To evaluate the use of creative therapy, including dance, drama, music and movement, with people who have dementia attending one NHS organisation that provides...

Striking a positive note

20 September 2010

Nursing Standard


A wide range of arts and music therapies help the residents of Adamwood Nursing Home realise their full potential.