A Social Prescription: Collaborations through arts, health and education [Engage Conference 2018]
13-14 November 2018, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
"[...] we invite educators, curators, researchers, artists and policymakers to discuss the immense diversity of approaches to arts and health in current practice.
It is widely recognised that engagement with the arts not only has a positive impact on wellbeing, but can support recovery, improve healthcare, staff wellbeing, and help reduce NHS spending. Interdisciplinary work in arts and health is plentiful in gallery education - learning and engagement teams have forged partnerships with health and social care services, charities, artists, technologists and, researchers Higher Education and clinicians across the UK and globally. From maternity and neonatal care through to older age, creative activity is being embraced as an element in tackling some of the health inequalities that face society today."