New posts to boost creative health

A £600,000 grant from the Arts Council will enable the appointment of seven “creative health associates” in each of the seven NHS regions with the aim of using creativity to promote health and wellbeing.  The programme, announced by the National Centre for Creative Health (NCCH), is designed to foster conditions for creative health to be integral to health and care.

“We hear profoundly moving stories and compelling research about the benefits of creativity for the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities, but too often access to cultural and creative opportunities is not there for those who need them most,” said Lord Howarth, chair of NCCH.

“These seven regional creative health associate posts will ensure that we build capacity, knowledge and understanding in every area of England and will strengthen the powerful contribution creativity can make in tackling health inequalities and improving the health and wellbeing of all.”

Applications have been invited for the posts, closing date 30 April.

Find out more about the roles here: