Arts and Health and Wellbeing network launch

Thursday  24 January  2019  12:00 PM    Thursday  24 January  2019 2:00 PM
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**Please note, this event has been extremely popular and we have now reached capacity for the launch event. However, please register to join the waitlist and we will contact you if a place becomes available. You can also join our mailing list to hear about further events and opportunities to get involved.**

Arts and Health and Wellbeing network

Research demonstrates that there are multiple benefits to health and wellbeing by connecting arts with health and social care. We know there is a wealth of existing health and wellbeing activity being delivered through inclusion of the arts in Leeds, but often it is difficult to connect with and share ideas, practices and support.

The new city-wide ‘Arts and Health and Wellbeingnetwork will connect clinicians and public health bodies with a broad range of organisations and arts professionals who are engaging in arts and health activities in Leeds.
Developed by Leeds City Council and the Cultural Institute at the University of Leeds, the network will facilitate discussion between different sectors and enable its members to form collaborative groups in areas of shared interest.

Findings from the network will contribute to a wider programme of work, including a major conference hosted by the Cultural Institute in June 2019 focusing on arts and health activity for and by children and young people.

Launch event

Join us for an informal launch event, and help shape the development of a new city-wide network that will help connect and support people who use arts and health services; their families; practitioners; and researchers involved with arts, health and wellbeing.

  • How does arts and creativity positively impact people’s health and wellbeing?
  • What activity already exists in Leeds to help improve health through the arts?
  • How can we work together to better understand and share the impact of arts, health and wellbeing?

Who should attend?

This event is open to all, and we invite anyone with an interest or experience of arts and health to register.

In particular we are interested in connecting clinicians and public health practitioners with people who use arts and health services, together with researchers who are investigating health and wellbeing through the lens of arts and culture, artists whose practice broadly addresses issues of health and wellbeing, creative and cultural sector professionals and third sector organisations.

Draft programme

Our programme has been developed to introduce many perspectives and allow you to shape the development of the network, with the aim to nurture collaborations.

Welcome Mick Ward, Chief Officer for Transformation and Innovation, Adults & Health, Leeds City Council
Different experiences of arts and health
• People who use arts and health services, and their families 
• Artists and arts organisations 
• Clinicians 
• Researchers 
Lunch / shaping the network


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I can’t attend the event, can I still get involved?

Yes, please register your interest

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