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An Introduction to Arts, Health and Wellbeing (12/09/17)




A masterclass for anyone.

This session will provide an overview of the field of arts, health and wellbeing in the UK. The last 30 years have seen a considerable growth of arts, health and wellbeing initiatives in healthcare and community settings, and also in evaluation and research. Key landmarks in this field will be surveyed drawing on a recently developed online repository of UK arts and health reports starting in the late 1980s. The session will consider the role of the Royal Society for Public Health in promoting arts and health in the UK. It will also address the current challenges facing the field drawing on the 2017 report from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing.

Facilitated by Stephen Clift, Professor of Health Education and Director of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, and Mr. Tim Joss, CEO Arts Enterprise with a Social Purpose (AESOP