“…healthcare professionals, clinicians and commissioners need to…open up to the health and wellbeing benefits that the arts can bring.”

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Music and poetry aren’t luxuries: they literally saved my life – Sam Walker – The Guardian – July 18, 2017

“Medication and therapy can be helpful for some but for many young people who are struggling to express themselves and end up bottling their emotions, music and poetry offer hope, something to hold on to, plus a new focus with new methods of release. It’s something that they can keep coming back to as a positive anchor, something that doesn’t trigger worry around potential side effects or cost, and that can be a source of connection and community with other people.”

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