Health Check: Art Therapy for Brain Injury Patients

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Art work created by people recovering from brain injuries features in a new exhibition in London, Brain Boxes and Boundless Books.

Local artist and curator Shaun Caton is behind the exhibition which draws on pieces created in art workshops he runs at Homerton Hospital's Regional Neurological Rehabilitation Unit.

Patients meet in small groups with Caton and other visiting artists every week.

Consultant Neurologist Dr Clarence Liu believes that the art workshops can help in long term recovery from brain injury, not only by improving patients' mood and self-esteem, but also encouraging the brain's capacity to repair itself.

Hackney Council - Brain Boxes and Boundless Books exhibition

Homerton Regional Neurological Rehabilitation Unit (RNRU)

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