Upcoming events

Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing
17 April 2018 
  • Chair: Alex Coulter, Director of Arts & Health South West, Secretary to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing and Project Manager for the Inquiry
  • Speakers: Lord Howarth of Newport, Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing, and Dr Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt, researcher for the All-Party Group’s Inquiry on Arts, Health and Wellbeing

Lord Howarth of Newport and Dr Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt will talk about the Inquiry process, the Inquiry report, Creative Health: The Arts for health and Wellbeing, and subsequent developments on the implementation of the ten recommendations in Creative Health. The discussion will be chaired by Alex Coulter.

Previous events

Arts and Mental Health: The similarities and differences between Arts Therapies and Arts Practices
9 January 2018

Arts practice has been evident in mental health care for a long time. Especially after the Second World War, the Arts Therapies emerged as a way of helping soldiers to heal from the traumas they experienced at war. Arts therapies have become recognised around the world as a form of treatment for mental distress.

This free webinar looks at arts practice developed around the Bethlem Hospital and by way of contrast, also discusses the role of arts therapies. By doing so, we are seeking to help understanding of the similarities and differences of very different approaches to arts and mental health.

Members can re-watch this webinar on the member area.

Flashpoints: an exploration of arts and health across the ages

14 September 2017

Read an overview of the event which contains the full shortlist of the competition here. 

Communities of Interest in the Inter-sections between Arts and Health: Contrasts and Commonalities

1 December 2016

Read an overview of the Arts, Health and Wellbeing Day Conference which also contains artwork and videos from the conference.