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Diabetes and Me

Student Elisabeth Banks is a film student at York College and Type 1 Diabetic. She approached the hospital for support in helping her produce her final college project, a personal documentary, Diabetes and Me. It’s purpose is to inform the public about what Type 1 Diabetes is in detail, as well as sharing her ownContinue reading “Diabetes and Me”

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Map it Well in Scarborough

An opportunity for art, sea air, walking and feeling good! Map It Well is a project created by a creative group, facilitated by artist Luke Beech, Crescent Arts Curator, Martha Cattell, Scarborough Museums Trust Special Projects Curator, Dorcas Taylor and NHS staff. The aim was to work collectively to create a resource rooted in creativity that can aid in improvingContinue reading “Map it Well in Scarborough”


Senior physiotherapist, Emma Lee, has written a personal and poignant story about loneliness. She shares her own story, offers useful support to those of us who may need it and suggests something we can all do to help us understand each other. Feeling lonely isn’t necessary an indicator of mental health problems but the twoContinue reading “Loneliness”

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Brittany Davis

Brittany applied to exhibit her photography at York Hospital. The Arts Team found her story compelling and spoke volumes of how well the arts support wellbeing. We invited her to exhibit alongside Charley Perryn to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week. All was going well, until we received an email from Britt which read somethingContinue reading “Brittany Davis”

What’s On

Pint of Science festival and a new independent film club! PINT OF SCIENCE Global science festival 9 -11 May 2022 There are three staff members talking from the Trust for the great National ‘Pint of Science’ festival – Jillian Webster, Luke Madge and our very own Griselda Goldsbrough from the Arts Team! A series ofContinue reading “What’s On”

Humans Not Heroes – recruiting for participants

China Plate are excited to tell you that following a successful pilot in 2020 (shortlisted for a Culture, Health & Wellbeing Award, nominated for a Student Nursing Times Award), the latest call out for their co-creation project Humans Not Heroes is live! Humans Not Heroes has been created by China Plate, Coventry University and Kerry Wykes (Emergency NurseContinue reading “Humans Not Heroes – recruiting for participants”

Exhibition at Scarborough Hospital by staff member Beverley Senturk

We’ve recently installed a new exhibition of Scarborough seascape photographs by staff member Beverley Senturk. The exhibition is in the main gallery space at Scarborough hospital in the outpatients corridor on the main entrance level. Beverley is a full time Outpatients Services Administrator who has worked for York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for overContinue reading “Exhibition at Scarborough Hospital by staff member Beverley Senturk”

Creativity and Wellbeing Week

17 – 23 May 2021: Care Creativity and Wellbeing week is run by London Arts in Health and the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance. The festival started as a small event based in London in 2012 , to coincide with the Olympics. Last year, the week went national for the first time – allowing thousands more people across the UK to participate inContinue reading “Creativity and Wellbeing Week”

Boredom Busters

Boredom Buster is back, a newspaper offering creative respite to staff and patients. This new volume is all about trees and the natural world and includes everything from biophilia to yoga, origami to pub signs and Peter Pan to Grayson Perry! On pages 40 – 41 are some links to soundscapes to sit back andContinue reading “Boredom Busters”

Hands On

The power of hands, from the therapists’ view point Clay by Amanda Tose – Specialist Rheumatology Occupational Therapist Occupational Therapy helps people to engage as independently as possible with their everyday activities. This varies greatly from getting washed and dressed, making and eating a meal, using Instagram, walking their dog, reading a book, driving aContinue reading “Hands On”

Hand Medal Project

Nominate a colleague to receive a bespoke hand medal for services during the Covid-19 pandemic The Hand Medal Project  involves the work of 1584 artists and jewellers from 66 countries, with the aim of honouring the service and sacrifice of health workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Each medal has been registered with a number, allowing theContinue reading “Hand Medal Project”

Audiometer Art

The Arts Team were delighted to receive this unique artwork from Audiology who enjoyed a creative lunch break producing these brilliant drawings. “We raised this Culture Club idea at our staff meeting, and some of my colleagues joined me in thinking of something to create.  My colleague Nina joked that we could create a drawingContinue reading “Audiometer Art”

World Penguin Day 2021

Do you recognise this penguin? He’s been stuck in the 3D exhibition space on the main corridor at York hospital since Christmas! But he’s moving on soon to make room for an exciting new exhibition. We think you might miss him, so today, World Penguin Day (yes it really is World Penguin Day!), we’re celebratingContinue reading “World Penguin Day 2021”

One Year On

Dr Nicola Gill’s post One Year On is a chronological story of art that represents both the scientific and emotional dimensions of the pandemic. Nicola is a GP who works as part of a team teaching GPs in York. She has a passion for the arts and is the founder of The Art of Medicine,Continue reading “One Year On”

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