Thematic tags: self care

  • How might an engaging artwork help women to connect or understand our bodies and hormonal changes on a deeper level? This research is focussed on the human experience of mental health and hormonal changes for women and how this effects society as a whole. (read more)
  • What can we learn from the collective care practices of the Women’s Liberation Movement (WLM) to create a care toolkit relevant to contemporary contexts? This project explores how care can offer us a social, creative and political strategy for living well with uncertainty. (read more)
  • Food+Anxiety was a co-produced research project which helps people who experience food anxieties and eating disorders to live well as a result of our creative resolve to examine “uncertainties” in the support provided by the healthcare service. (read more)
  • Tactile interfaces for older people brings together a computer scientist and a social scientist  with creative technologists to explore the potential for soft, interactive textiles and art to enable older people to access and manage their immediate environment and memories. (read more)
  • What kinds of collective care practices can nourish and replenish us emotionally and politically? This research seeks to politicise care and place the emphasis on interdependence rather than independence. (read more)
  • Evidence for ‘what works’ in reducing loneliness and social isolation amongst older people is limited, and studies that focus on older men alone are yet more limited still. (read more)
  • In 1929, Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin. The importance of this first antibiotic was not fully realised until the early 1940s, when large-scale manufacturing processes were developed. The impact is momentous: on top of saving millions of lives, it has added 20 years to life expectancy across the world. Nowadays, most people in affluent countries have… (read more)
  • Can both productive stitch and subversive stitch be understood as therapeutic? This research seeks to explore the role of sewing in 19th century asylums and their relevance to contemporary wellbeing. (read more)
  • Why have people written diaries, now and in the past? Can private diary writing help promote well-being? Is it time to ‘reimagine’ the diary for the contemporary era in an era where people publicly share life-stories on social media? (read more)