Defence force salutes healing power of the arts

Australia's army, navy and air force personnel will have access to a new creative recovery program, making the arts a key weapon in the battle for the health of the troops.
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James Duncan, Patrick Hayes and Gary Wilson in Sydney Theatre Company and the Australian Defence Force’s The Long Way Home.

From writing as therapy to immersive art experiences, art is increasingly acknowledged as a force which can heal us from stress, help us overcome psychological challenges and various art practices are utilised to heal us from stress, anxieties, and psychological and physical weaknesses. Yet despite its prominence, the value of art as therapy is not often at the forefront of non-arts industries.

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