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Well, Well, Well..... Welcome to our Second Quarterly Newsletter for 2016

15 April 2016

In this newsletter we are pleased to notify you of a 9-month part time contract position for a research assistant as part of the rollout of our new music therapy program at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, Sydney. This collaborative program, commencing in May 2016 involves music therapy, health musicians, will work in with the wonderful established visual arts program at Lifehouse Arterie and has strong focus on gathering data through large and small scale research projects. We are seeking an experienced and motivated research assistant who has a passionate interest music and visual arts and the impact that it can have in hospital settings. The program overview is on our new website. Please pass on the information to any of your colleagues who you feel may be interested.

We also feature a bio on Dr. Claire Hooker a long-standing academic member of the Centre for Values, Ethics and Law in Medicine and coordinator of the Health & Medical Humanities at The University of Sydney and also the inspiring Chair of our NSW Leadership Group. We have established through a process of EOI’s as series of State and Territory based leadership groups in Arts and Health across Australia, and some very interesting activities are coming to fruition.  In the coming months each group will be curating a webpage on our new site.

I am also pleased to tell you a bit more about our collaboration with Westfund Health and the new Creativity Hub that is in a shop front in the main street of Lithgow. The music and health project has been running for nearly 10 months now and we look forward to sharing results from our research and models of engagement with you in the future.

As always please keep us up to date with your projects, events and stories so we can help you stay connected and make new connections.