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SHAPER is a £2million research programme funded by Wellcome that will assess the effectiveness and implementation of 3 arts-in-health interventions. Our primary aim, is to upscale three known effective arts interventions (Melodies for Mums with Postnatal Depression, Dance for Parkinson’s, and Stroke Odysseys) and embed them in a clinical pathway across King's Health Partners (KHP), thereby strengthening the case for NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to recommend and fund such interventions in the long-term. Our secondary aim is to gather further evidence as to how the arts can enhance health and wellbeing in larger cohorts than has hitherto been possible. This multi-layered programme is run out of the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's Denmark Hill Campus. It is firmly grounded within King’s Arts Health and Wellbeing strategic framework and has the support of King’s’ well established, university-wide Culture team and the sponsorship of Baroness Deborah Bull (Vice President & Vice- Principal (London) and Senior Advisory Fellow for Culture). SHAPER is led by Prof Carmine M. Pariante (King’s), a clinical academic psychiatrist, and Dr Daisy Fancourt (UCL), an academic epidemiologist, both with expertise in clinical trials and extensive experience of working with artists in public dissemination initiatives, and both leading established research programmes in perinatal mental health (Pariante) and arts and health (Fancourt). It further involves the King’s Centre for Implementation Science, as well as clinicians and researchers across King’s/KHP, and three award-winning arts organisations: Breathe Arts Health Research, the English National Ballet and Rosetta Life.

Publications

Estevao, C., Fancourt, D., Dazzan, P., Chaudhuri, K., Sevdalis, N., Woods, A., Crane, N., Bind,R., Sawyer, K., Rebecchini, L., Hazelgrove, K., Manoharan, M., Burton, A., Dye, H., Osborn, T., Jarrett, L., Ward, N., Jones, F., Podlewska, A., Premoli, I., Derbyshire-Fox, F., Hartley, A., Soukup, T., Davis, R., Bakolis, I., Healey, A., Pariante, C. (2021). Scaling-up Health-Arts Programmes: The largest study in the world bringing arts-based mental health interventions into a national health serviceBJPsych Bulletin, 45(1), 32-39. doi:10.1192/bjb.2020.122

Carolina Estevao, Rebecca Bind, Daisy Fancourt, Kristi Sawyer, Paola Dazzan, Nick Sevdalis, Anthony Woods, Nikki Crane, Lavinia Rebecchini, Katie Hazelgrove, Manonmani Manoharan, Alexandra Burton, Hannah Dye, Tim Osborn, Rachel Davis, Tayana Soukup, Jorge Arias De La Torre, Ioannis Bakolis, Andy Healey, Rosie Perkins, Carmine M. Pariante. The SHAPER-PND trial: clinical effectiveness protocol of a community singing intervention for postnatal depression. BMJ open (Vol.11, issue 11)-http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-052133(2021).

WHO Panorama people - Interview with Dr Tony Woods- Public Health Panorama - Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2020.

Brain Odysseys Handbook - Lucinda Jarrett - Stroke Odysseys Recovering Hope shares the findings from a decade of working with stroke communities and offers a model of how to set up similar programmes in other localities.

Blogs

Carmine Pariante. Let’s kick off the world’s largest study into arts and health! Inspire the Mind. https://bit.ly/3pkg7Mb

Rebecca Bind. Can maternal depression before birth influence the mother-infant relationship? Inspire the Mind. https://bit.ly/3ps4FOq

Maria Antonietta Nettis. Inspiring Women: Baroness Deborah Bull and how the arts can support science. https://bit.ly/3jgpp8g

Activities

Image: Stroke Odysseys, ©Pari Naderi
Events and activities

From feeling to knowing – putting imagination and lived experience at the heart of understanding illness. Seminar 3 December 2020, 14:00 to 16:00

Outputs

 I LOOK FOR THE THINK - An online opera imagining life after stroke during lockdown. A 12 minute online opera from Rosetta Life Stroke Ambassadors and Garsington Opera Adult Community Chorus. Composer Orlando Gough. Libretto by Lucinda Jarrett and Chris Rawlence, from the words and experiences of the Stroke Community, who also perform. 

 Forget-me-Nots: The latest film from Rosetta Life, made online with an incredible group of people living with the effects of brain injury. Personal reflections & original songs, scenes exploring memory. 

Dance for Parkinson's: Patterns of Perception with Central Saint Martins -English National Ballet -Film Footage courtesy of Central Saint Martins, from the Patterns of Perception project in collaboration with University College London and Ruairiadh O'Connell.  

Dance for Parkinson's: Senseless Kindness - English National Ballet. English National Ballet's regular Dance for Parkinson's classes have taken place via Zoom throughout the pandemic. This class was inspired by the new work Senseless Kindness, one of five original dance films created for ENB's Digital Season in 2020. Senseless Kindness was choreographed by Yuri Possokhov and directed by Thomas James. 

Publications

Estevao, C., Fancourt, D., Dazzan, P., Chaudhuri, K., Sevdalis, N., Woods, A., Crane, N., Bind,R., Sawyer, K., Rebecchini, L., Hazelgrove, K., Manoharan, M., Burton, A., Dye, H., Osborn, T., Jarrett, L., Ward, N., Jones, F., Podlewska, A., Premoli, I., Derbyshire-Fox, F., Hartley, A., Soukup, T., Davis, R., Bakolis, I., Healey, A., Pariante, C. (2021). Scaling-up Health-Arts Programmes: The largest study in the world bringing arts-based mental health interventions into a national health serviceBJPsych Bulletin, 45(1), 32-39. doi:10.1192/bjb.2020.122

Carolina Estevao, Rebecca Bind, Daisy Fancourt, Kristi Sawyer, Paola Dazzan, Nick Sevdalis, Anthony Woods, Nikki Crane, Lavinia Rebecchini, Katie Hazelgrove, Manonmani Manoharan, Alexandra Burton, Hannah Dye, Tim Osborn, Rachel Davis, Tayana Soukup, Jorge Arias De La Torre, Ioannis Bakolis, Andy Healey, Rosie Perkins, Carmine M. Pariante. The SHAPER-PND trial: clinical effectiveness protocol of a community singing intervention for postnatal depression. BMJ open (Vol.11, issue 11)-http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-052133(2021).

WHO Panorama people - Interview with Dr Tony Woods- Public Health Panorama - Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2020.

Brain Odysseys Handbook - Lucinda Jarrett - Stroke Odysseys Recovering Hope shares the findings from a decade of working with stroke communities and offers a model of how to set up similar programmes in other localities.

Blogs

Carmine Pariante. Let’s kick off the world’s largest study into arts and health! Inspire the Mind. https://bit.ly/3pkg7Mb

Rebecca Bind. Can maternal depression before birth influence the mother-infant relationship? Inspire the Mind. https://bit.ly/3ps4FOq

Maria Antonietta Nettis. Inspiring Women: Baroness Deborah Bull and how the arts can support science. https://bit.ly/3jgpp8g

Awards

Activities

Image: Stroke Odysseys, ©Pari Naderi
Events and activities

From feeling to knowing – putting imagination and lived experience at the heart of understanding illness. Seminar 3 December 2020, 14:00 to 16:00

Outputs

 I LOOK FOR THE THINK - An online opera imagining life after stroke during lockdown. A 12 minute online opera from Rosetta Life Stroke Ambassadors and Garsington Opera Adult Community Chorus. Composer Orlando Gough. Libretto by Lucinda Jarrett and Chris Rawlence, from the words and experiences of the Stroke Community, who also perform. 

 Forget-me-Nots: The latest film from Rosetta Life, made online with an incredible group of people living with the effects of brain injury. Personal reflections & original songs, scenes exploring memory. 

Dance for Parkinson's: Patterns of Perception with Central Saint Martins -English National Ballet -Film Footage courtesy of Central Saint Martins, from the Patterns of Perception project in collaboration with University College London and Ruairiadh O'Connell.  

Dance for Parkinson's: Senseless Kindness - English National Ballet. English National Ballet's regular Dance for Parkinson's classes have taken place via Zoom throughout the pandemic. This class was inspired by the new work Senseless Kindness, one of five original dance films created for ENB's Digital Season in 2020. Senseless Kindness was choreographed by Yuri Possokhov and directed by Thomas James. 

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Contact us

For further information about the SHAPER programme please contact Dr. Tony Woods via email.

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