Art and craft therapy in Ogmore Vale
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Ogmore Vale crafts used to socialise and ease stress

Some arts activities should be funded from the Welsh Government's health budget, according to the new chairman of the Arts Council of Wales.

Phil George said the benefits of the arts to people's well-being needed to be grasped by ministers.

The Welsh Government said it was "open to further discussions" about more use of creative arts therapies.

Maria Bennett, community coordinator in Ogmore Vale, talks about a new arts and craft project aimed at bringing people together and ease stress, while Stephanie explains to BBC Wales arts and media correspondent Huw Thomas how it helps get her out of the house.

  • 25 Nov 2016
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