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 Staff Creativity Pack provided to staff at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Photo: Artfelt

Creativity & Wellbeing Week: 16-22 May 2022

Highlights will include a meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health & Wellbeing, looking at creativity and young people's mental health; a workshop on cutting your digital carbon footprint with Fast Familiar and Julie's Bicycle, and the launch of the CHWA Awards 2022.

Please upload your own Creativity & Wellbeing Week events as soon as you're ready; you can also access a creative toolkit including an email signature, stickers, and social media assets. If you're not running an event you can still upload details about yourself and your work for others to find.

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Dundee Contemporary Arts

Creative health review proposed in House of Lords

Lord Howarth (President of CHWA and Chair of the National Centre for Creative Health) has proposed a review of creative health as part of the Health & Social Care Bill. The review would build on the expanding body of evidence and address how we can best apply this at ICS and national policy level, taking into account the context of recovery from the pandemic and a focus in policy on levelling up and reducing health inequalities.

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Creative Network - Wellbeing: 25 April 2022

Join the latest in our monthly series of informal lunchtime meetings in partnership with Creative Lives. This time the Centre for Cultural Value will take us through their work on evaluation principles.

General Sector News

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Museums & Care Symposium: 29 April 2022

A learning symposium hosted by the Holborne Museum: for Heritage, Health and Arts professionals and everyone interested in therapeutic creativity and care in museums.


Creative practice and severe mental illness: Launch event 3 May 2022

This new report seeks to provide an overview of what is currently known about the ways in which arts and creativity affect the lives of those who live with a severe mental illness, and poses some thought-provoking questions.