Image: Study for ‘Conversation Points’ by Michaela Ross
It’s Creativity and Wellbeing Week across London and the UK, 13 – 19 June. Join us in celebrating the hundreds of events showcasing the impressive variety and quality in the arts and health sector.
Creativity and Wellbeing Week is hosted by London Arts and Health Forum, a membership organisation which aims to develop the role of culture in wellbeing and to promote and support arts in health activity across London and nationally.
With debates and discussions, performances and exhibitions, tours and practical sessions, the week is an opportunity to find out more, make connections, be inspired, and shape the future of arts, creativity and wellbeing.
There is a growing body of evidence indicating the profound effect engagement in the arts and creativity can have on health and wellbeing. The arts bring us alive, nourish our curiosity, help us learn – they change the places in which we are treated – and make them places we might want to be, they can improve the relationship between clinician and patient, and they give us the courage to face our own frailties and strengths.
“In the words of the World Health Organisation, health is “a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Creativity helps us feel well, feel in control of our lives and of the world around us and yet lots of people don’t get the chance to be creative – because they are in hospital, find it difficult to get out of the house or because they simply don’t think its for them. This week is a celebration of creativity and the many different ways it can change our health, our wellbeing and our lives.” – Damian Hebron, Director, London Arts in Health Forum.
To find out more visit the Creativity and Wellbeing Week website where all the events are listed.