Arts and Health Coordinators for Hywel Dda UHB take up new roles

Kathryn has extensive arts experience as ex Director of Span Arts and  Dr Catherine Jackson is a practicing NHS GP with an interest in holistic and lifestyle interventions for health and well-being. They will be based in the Patient Experience Team and will work to promote and encourage the use of the arts across the Health Board, working with services across the organisation to develop, embed and implement an arts in health strategy and associated delivery plans covering the full range of health services across the three counties. They are thrilled to be getting started with Art Boost, an arts in mental health programme for children and young people living with eating disorders, self-harming behaviours, low mood and/or having suicidal feelings. This new project has been funded by Arts and Minds, the new Baring Foundation and Arts Council of Wales programme and has been developed in partnership with  Hywel Dda’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)