RAMM: Wellbeing Winner
20 June 2016
Arts & Health South West, an umbrella group promoting and supporting arts activities to benefit people’s health, has recognised RAMM’s health and wellbeing programme with a Highly Commended prize. Like RAMM, they believe that the arts, creativity and the imagination are agents of wellness, helping keep the individual resilient, aiding recovery and fostering a flourishing society.
RAMM’s wellbeing programme uses the museum, its collections and its objects to boost people’s wellbeing, helping them make the most of life regardless of the challenges they face. During 2015, RAMM worked with people with dementia and their carers, people with mental health issues and people learning English or improving their literacy skills.
RAMM was one of only six West Country organisations to win Highly Commended. First prize went to the creator of an animated film about anaesthesia for children about to undergo operations and second prize to a community choir network in the Isle of Wight.
A dementia-friendly tour of RAMM’ International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition is on Wednesday 22 June, 10.30 to 12.30. On Thursday 7 July, 2 to 4pm, there is a chance to touch and talk about objects reflecting summertime, from starfish to bees, paintings and sunhats. Further sessions are planned for Thursday 4 August and Wednesday 28 September. The activities are designed to be enjoyable for both people with dementia, who must be accompanied, and carers. Tickets can be booked and parking spaces reserved by calling 01392 265960 or visiting RAMM’s Garden reception.