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Song Recommendations from CoolTan Arts

Music for Mental Health

The theme of our Sponsored Walk this year is Music for Mental Health. Because of this we have been asking CoolTan people for their musical recommendations!

Song recommendations by Peter Cox

Peter has volunteered at CoolTan Arts for 7 years. He has been involved in performing poetry, writing, petty cash records and Largactyl Shuffle walk research. He has chosen for us several pieces of music that inspire him:

Haydn – Symphony 80 – Second Movement– ‘I find it has a soothing and healing effect. It gives me a feeling of relief after depression. So does … Read More »

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Local charity wins national award for improving mental wellbeing

GSK_IMPACT_2015_winner charity Ambassador

Local charity wins national award for improving mental wellbeing

charity Ambassador

CoolTan Arts, a Southwark-based arts and mental health charity run by and for people with mental distress, has won a GSK IMPACT Award*, which includes £30,000 in unrestricted funding.
Beating over 350 organisations to win the accolade, which recognises excellence in charities working in health and wellbeing, CoolTan Arts was recognised for their work helping transform people’s lives through creativity, self-advocacy and volunteer opportunities.
The award comes at a crucial time for CoolTan Arts as mental health services have experienced massive cuts during the last few years. This change has caused … Read More »

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Largactyl Shuffle Walk Dates 2015-2016

Largactyl Shuffle Balloons

 

Are you interested in London’s hidden stories? Then CoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle is for you! Join us on our fun guided cultural walks for mental and physical wellbeing.

Each month the walk explores a different theme, through intriguing talks on local history, arts and health. You can learn new things, make friends, get fit and have fun!

 The Largactyl Midnight WalkShuffle has been running since 2006 and is named after the oldest anti-psychotic drug, Largactil, that can have extreme physical side effects including a distinctive shambolic gait, or ‘shuffling’. The walks are researched … Read More »

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