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Pharmacist teaches staff to improve their health through dance

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Pharmacist teaches staff to improve their health through dance

A pharmacist and pharmacy lecturer at Swansea University is taking part in an initiative by the Arts Council of Wales to encourage healthcare staff to take up dance to improve their health and wellbeing.

Zi Hong Mok (pictured), who has worked in community and hospital pharmacy and is an experienced dancer, made four videos for Cultural Cwtsh, a creative wellbeing resource for health and social care workers in Wales that was launched in the wake of the Covid pandemic.

In the videos, he teaches staff dance moves which the Arts Council of Wales said encourages them to “take some time out, unlock their creativity and find solace, relaxation or just fun through the arts.”

“The pace at hospitals has been unrelenting. Chronic understaffing and an increasing workload have caused our healthcare staff to face significant pressures that have impacted our health and wellbeing,” he said.

“I have been fortunate to have found dance as a passion that I can pursue whole-heartedly in Wales.

“Through shared experiences in my digital dance pieces, I hope to encourage healthcare workers to make the best of the little time they have, to work on their passion and hobbies.”

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