Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing

This highly influential report from the All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing Inquiry was published in Westminster this summer and has spawned renewed interest in this sector of cultural activity. Comprehensive (ie. Its BIG), yet easy to read and very detailed, it evidences the impact of the arts across the life course, policy and commissioning and place/context. It is essential reading for anyone working in the sector or wishing to engage with it.

You can access the full report.

Arts & Minds have a Guardian Angel!

Well ok..not quite, but…

The Guardian newspaper are publishing a special World Mental Health day supplement and the work of Arts & Minds is featured in it along with other writings that make a case for the role creative arts and cultural engagement in prevention of and recovery from mental health problems.

See The Guardian online Mental Health pages for more info or go out and buy a copy too maybe?

Photo credit: Sheila Ceccarelli, Access Art

Launch of new charity collaboration

We were very excited to be a part of the launch of a new charity collaboration on October 5, seeking support from business and individual philanthropists in Cambridge to respond to mental health needs of children/young people with increased levels of ACTION.

With thanks to comedian Mark Watson, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and charity collegues from Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind – CPSL Mind,The Kite Trust,@CambridgeCandi, Blue Smile, Centre 33, YMCA and Place2Be