Worcester doctor applauded for charity art initiative

Worcester News: A Picture for Health trustees Nicola Currie and Sally Morgan with founder and trustee Dr Maggie Keeble at the exhibition at the Barbourne Health Centre A Picture for Health trustees Nicola Currie and Sally Morgan with founder and trustee Dr Maggie Keeble at the exhibition at the Barbourne Health Centre

A WORCESTER doctor and charity founder has been applauded for her work to bring together art and healthcare.

Dr Maggie Keeble founded A Picture for Health last year under the belief that putting artworks in doctor’s surgeries would make the experience of visiting a GP more pleasant and increase patient’s wellbeing.

An exhibition of artworks by artists from the area at the Barbourne Health Centre in Droitwich Road – Dr Keeble’s former practice – was launched on Saturday, March 8, where she said she was delighted by the interest and enthusiasm in the charity and its work.

“When people walk into the Barbourne Health Centre the pictures can transport them to the sunshine of the Mediterranean or help them enjoy the local landscape, flowers and buildings,” she said.

“A recent patient survey of the art exhibitions demonstrated to me just how important and valued this initiative is.

“Long may it continue.”

The current exhibition – the charity’s eighth – will run until May and includes paintings, prints and drawings from a wide range of artists.

Other doctor’s surgeries in the city have expressed an interest in taking part in the project.

For more information on A Picture for Health visit http://apictureforhealth.org

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6:59pm Wed 12 Mar 14

PrivateSi says...

Bringing together Art and Therapy in the form of Art Therapy is not a bad idea either, for many people - and Music Therapy..
Bringing together Art and Therapy in the form of Art Therapy is not a bad idea either, for many people - and Music Therapy.. PrivateSi
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