Report by APPGAHW launched

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPGAHW) conducted an inquiry into practice and research in the arts in health, public health and social care, with a view to making recommendations to improve policy and practice. The partners in this inquiry have been the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing, King’s College London, the Royal Society for Public Health and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity.

First National Arts and Health Conference and Showcase

Academics and artists explore the relationship between Arts, Health and Wellbeing.

The Cultural Institute and Breathe Arts Health Research are launching a new programme which will explore how the arts can enhance health and wellbeing in clinical and care settings. Over the next six months they will be offering opportunities for artists and health academics at King's to work together and develop new conversations and collaborations. They will seed-fund the best arts and health proof of concept ideas that emerge.

There will be a series of networking events for academics and artists across King's Health campuses. Find out more.

Infographics have been developed for each of the health faculties to illustrate some of the work that has already taken place with artists and arts organisations in each field. You can view these here:

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Arts, Health and Wellbeing was launched in January 2014. Peers and MPs with a shared interest in the field of arts and health come together for regular events to hear about and discuss the latest developments relevant to current policy priorities.

The APPG is currently conducting a 2 year inquiry (2015-17) on the arts and health with the aim of producing a paper that will influence health, social care and public health policy. There are monthly roundtables held on a wide range of topics involving practitioners, researchers, policy makers, commissioners, MPs, Lords and others.

RSPH is working in partnership with the APPG on its current inquiry and is represented by a member of the SIG’s steering committee, Prof Paul M. Camic, FRSPH of Canterbury Christ Church University. For more information about the APPG and its current work please visit their website.

 APPG Arts and health