Programming imaginative arts projects that improve the well-being of communities and support continued good health.
Head4Arts is supporting people whose lives have been affected by stroke, along with their families and carers, through the provision of regular weekly singing sessions in Cwmbran.
Head4Arts was an early adopter of ‘singing for health’ as a way of building confidence and friendships, as well as for aiding speech recovery.
The choir achieved national recognition when Strike a Chord won the prestigious People’s Choice category at the 2016 Epic Awards, having attracted thousands of votes from across the UK
“I was in a choir for many years before my stroke so I love having the opportunity to sing again. My voice isn’t what it used to be but it’s improving the more we practise. After a few months I now consider it part of my recovery and it’s something new and exciting to look forward to with my fellow group members” Stroke survivor and volunteer, Vanessa Langford
Five Ways to Well-Being
The Five Ways to Well-being are woven into the ethos of Head4Arts’ activities. Whether it’s chasing away the blues through the fun of a ukulele clinic, the physical buzz from a workout on the Industrial Gamelan or stress-busting through the mindfulness of origami, our aim is to take a creative approach in helping people to take notice, connect, keep learning, be active and to give.