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NHS70 Tea Dance at Great Ormond Street Hospital - photo by Davina Drummond
NHS70 Tea Dance at Great Ormond Street Hospital - photo by Davina Drummond

Connecting culture and health

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance is a national membership organisation representing everyone who believes that creativity and cultural engagement can transform our health and wellbeing. Join us here.

Creativity & Wellbeing Week, 16-22 May 2022

Festival events are now online to view and book! Highlights include a week of events in our home town of Barnsley; a meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health & Wellbeing focused on young people and mental health; a workshop to mitigate the carbon footprint of digital work, and the launch of the CHWA Awards 2022.

From Surviving to Thriving: Building a model for sustainable practice in creativity and mental health

A new CHWA report funded by the Baring Foundation with a series of recommendations for five groups: practitioners, commissioning organisations (whether arts, health or care), funders, researchers and infrastructure organisations.

Free monthly peer-support events in partnership with Creative Lives

#CreativeNetwork - Wellbeing is a monthly conversation, providing the chance to exchange experiences, encourage peer support for practitioner and facilitator wellbeing and share good practice

Practitioner Support

We know from our members that the people delivering culture and creativity for health and wellbeing need more help to do their work in a healthy and sustainable way. This new resource brings together work on practitioner support from across the culture, health and wellbeing sector.

Research & evaluation

We've updated our research and evaluation pages to help you find the latest research and support you if you are evaluating your own work.

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing

The secretariat for the APPG on Arts, Health and Wellbeing is provided by the National Centre for Creative Health on behalf of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance. Find out more about its work here.