The Arts & Health Award is one of the categories of the Health & Wellbeing Awards.
This Award recognises organisations whose work has furthered the contribution of the creative arts to health and wellbeing.
The Building Stories project supports marginalised and disadvantaged children and young people, aged 8-25 within the Liverpool City region, to engage in guided comic book reading and creation sessions in order to increase their literacy and improve their overall mental health.
The Created Out of Mind team aims to challenge and shape perceptions of dementias through science and the arts. By combining psychological and physiological measures with lived experiences, it aims to better understand how the arts can enable communication and connection, and enhance the lives of people living with dementias.
This year the Arts & Health Award is supported by the Philipp Family Foundation.
Entered projects and programmes should demonstrate:
- High quality creative arts and music provision that addresses significant health and wellbeing issues affecting individuals, families and the wider community
- Supporting patients, families and healthcare staff involved in the planning and delivery of creative arts and music provision for health and wellbeing
- Strong partnership working between creative artists, musicians, the NHS, public health professionals and other stakeholders
- Attention given to sensitivity towards issues of cultural diversity and social inclusion
Category winners have the opportunity to be selected for the prestigious Public Health Minister’s Award, while all finalists are considered for two special commendations given by Public Health England (PHE).
The winners are announced at the annual RSPH Awards ceremony.