The public have been invited to contribute to a Creative Health Review, looking at how activities like crafts, film, cooking and singing can promote health and wellbeing while preventing ill-health.
A series of round-table meetings being held between autumn 2022 and spring 2023 will form a core part of the review, organised by the National Centre for Creative Health (NCCH) and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing.
Evidence gathered during the review, led by prominent figures including former dementia care minister Caroline Dinenage and NCCH chair Lord Howarth, will be translated into policy recommendations to encourage and inform the development of a cross-government creative health strategy.
Lord Howarth commented: “Used effectively [creative health] can strengthen preventative strategies to maintain health for all; help frail and older people stay healthy and independent; enable patients to take a more active role in their own health and care; improve recovery from illness; enhance mental healthcare; improve the quality of social care; relieve pressure on GP services and enable more cost-effective use of resources within the NHS.”
Find out more about the events HERE