ArtCare supports the wellbeing of hospital staff, patients and visitors with an array of online content to uplift and inspire you, including music from our Elevate artists, poems, storytelling and ‘have a go’ art guides. We have also teamed up with Odstock Health and Fitness, the hospital’s onsite Leisure Centre, to bring you some online workouts.
Please click the boxes below or scroll down the page to find the different types of creative and wellbeing activities that appeal to you.
music & songs from our Stars Appeal Live artists
Dan Baker – Jazz standards
Emily Burridge – Pizzicato Rhapsodie
Alex Bett – Classical guitar
Frankie Simpkins – Chilled songs
Pearl Love – Winter light
Jane Saunders – Eastern European folk medley
Stories, poetry, quizzes
Coming soon - immerse yourself in some poems
Make and Do
Find lots more arty ‘how to’ guides on our Activities page
Odstock Health & Fitness workouts, dance, movement
N.B. If you have any injuries or are unsure if any of the exercises from Odstock Health & Fitness are suitable for you please contact our Referral Instructors via email before you start any of these sessions.
Physical workout – Warm up
Join Odstock Health & Fitness for a warm up before completing the Total Tone and Body Sculpture exercise sessions for a complete workout
Physical workout – Festive countdown
A fun, exercise-based countdown to Christmas for the family with a guest appearance by Rex the dinosaur and a festive greeting from Leisure Centre staff.
Physical workout – Cool down
Complete your physical workout led by Odstock Health & Fitness with this cooling down session
Physical workout – Body Sculpture
After the Total Tone session, Odstock Health & Fitness take you through a Body Sculpture session of stretching and strengthening exercises
Physical workout – Lower Body Blast
After the warm up, Odstock Health & Fitness take you through a Lower Body Blast session to really target and challenge the leg and lower body muscles
Physical workout – Total Tone
After the warm up, Odstock Health & Fitness take you through a Total Tone exercise session to increase your heart rate and get your muscles working
N.B. Anyone taking part in these seated dance sessions should listen to their own bodies’ responses at all times and work within their own limitations. If you are unsure if any of the exercises are suitable for you please contact your GP before taking part.
Seated dance – Warm up
Join Liv McLennan for a warm up before completing seated dance sessions
Seated dance – Charleston & Tango
After the warm up, Liv McLennan takes you through a gentle seated dance session to encourage movement
Seated dance – Tall trees & Padstow
After the warm up, try some gentle seated dance with Liv McLennan to get you moving
Seated dance – Cool down
Join Liv McLennan for a cool down following seated dance sessions
nature, learning and virtual art
SDH Nature Guide
A month by month look at the wide variety of flowers, plants and animals around the hospital site, written by staff member James Macpherson. Copies available to buy through ArtCare.
Explore Salisbury District Hospital's historical collection of images, objects and documents on our dedicated website.
Garden Musings 13
Elevate artist Hannah Lefeuvre ends her audio guides with a local walk to collect a 'rainbow' of flowers and foliage and uses them to make a tribute to key workers.
Making a teapot
Ever wondered how a teapot is made? Potter Julie Ayton shares a video demonstrating throwing techniques taken at her Salisbury studio during lockdown.
The mystery of Horatio's Garden
Jason King gives his perspective on Horatio's Garden and shares what it means to him in this blog post.
Download ArtCare's guide to outdoor spaces and walks around Salisbury District Hospital. Also available on MapMyWalk App.
Wellbeing content from others
Residents can join Wiltshire Library to access eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and other online resources.
Sing & Breath Salisbury
Run by Liv McLennan, 6-week introductory courses and weekly singing groups in Salisbury for people with breathing difficulties. Sessions currently delivered online.
Details of local and national mental health support services compiled by 'Well-City Partnership'
Pick Me Up
A guide to staff wellbeing support, with map of staff quiet spaces, at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust during COVID-19.
Salisbury Arts Scene
Regular outdoor events organised by Salisbury Arts Scene - a celebration of local arts and crafts, with live music. Artists can register to exhibit too.
The Family Reset Plan
Virtual workshop that teaches emotional wellbeing tools to parents and caregivers for a calmer, happier and less stressful family life. Free for NHS staff.
'The Hard Way' video performance
Show by Louise Jordan about working-class suffragette Hannah Mitchell. Watch on YouTube.
Watch on YouTube - Health:Pitch in collaboration with Celebrating Age and Wiltshire Music Centre, 'The Soprano', all 8 episodes.
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