HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

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Care

Our well-being programme has the potential to improve individual and collective health as well as an understanding of how:
 

  • disadvantage, social (and digital) exclusion can impact on the mental health of young people, families and communities

  • alternative creative supports can support positive mental well-being and reduce isolation in the everyday 

  • new ideas like self-directed care and social prescribing combine for a more positive and inclusive future.

Current projects include:

 

Dot to Dot - read our blog about building creative parenting skills and supporting collaborations for kinship carers, new and young families.

Blue Light Blue - using local arts and cultural people and places for building confidence and connectivity (not available during lockdown).

 

Start with Art - first steps into creative well-being in 1-2-1 settings, for small groups and children's residential units. 

 

We continue our research interest in the arts and well-being with the University of Edinburgh and of Dundee.