How does art help health and wellbeing?
Some of our artists and participants tell us about how taking part in art workshops can contribute to improving health and wellbeing
DATE POSTED: 19th of January 2022
In order to showcase current projects and to mark 30 years since Art in Healthcare was founded in 1991 we had an exhibition at the Scottish Parliament from 7th - 9th of December 2021. This showcase raised awareness of our work within community and healthcare settings with MSPs and policy makers.
DATE POSTED: 21st of December 2021
We all know that making art is great for our health and minds, but many art materials do have an impact on the environment and can create a lot of waste. Knowing a bit more and being mindful of how we use and dispose of materials can make the whole creative process even more satisfying. Here are some tips on how to make room for art in as environmentally friendly a way as possible.
DATE POSTED: 29th of July 2020
During lockdown there are so many examples of people being creative at home, but it can be hard to get going. There always 101 things to around the house, you may not have the space, it just gets difficult to get motivated to make anything especially during such a difficult time. Once we start though, it can really help our mental health; take us away from those worries, those bad news reports, calm us down, energise us...
We’ve asked our workshop artists and participants what helps them make room for art and come up with 5 tips. Let us know what you find helpful....
DATE POSTED: 19th of May 2020
Social prescribing is described by NHS Health Scotland as ‘an approach (or range of approaches) for connecting people with non-medical sources of support or resources within the community which are likely to help with the health problems they are experiencing’.
DATE POSTED: 11th of May 2020