The Arts, Health and Wellbeing Special Interest Group has been created for RSPH members to promote and contribute to developments in research, policy and practice in the field of arts, wellbeing and health.

It takes an inclusive approach, embracing health, social care and other settings, all age groups, all types of artistic activity, and all the diverse ways that the arts can help improve wellbeing and health. The group, co-ordinated by a steering group of specialists, will be the voice of the RSPH in this vibrant and developing field.

This one day conference will explore the contrasts and commonalities between theoretical perspectives, research methods and professional practice in creative arts therapies, medical/health humanities and arts, health and wellbeing.

  • Paul Crawford, University of Nottingham, Health Humanities Research Priority Area and International Health Humanities Network
  • Alex Coulter Arts & Health South West
  • Norma Daykin University of Winchester, Centre for Arts as Wellbeing
  • Brian Hurwitz King’s College London, Centre for the Humanities and Health
  • Val Huet British Association of Art Therapy
  • Angela Fenwick Birmingham Centre for Creative Arts Therapies

Plus workshops and discussion.

Booking information

If you are already a member of the Arts, Health and Wellbeing Special Interest Group you can attend this event for £40 which includes the cost of your membership renewal.

If you are not a member of the SIG but would like to join, the cost of this is also £40 which will give you one year’s associate membership and therefore one year’s membership of the RSPH Arts, Health and Wellbeing Special Interest Group.

Places are limited and on a first-come-first-served basis.

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For more information, please call Jess Davies on 020 7265 7314 or email.