Opportunities in Arts in Health
Social Prescribing and the Arts
Location: Celf o Gwmpas Llandridnod Wells | Start Date: 15th January 2020
A workshop led by Jane Willis of Willis Newson focusing on how Social Prescribing and Arts on Prescription fit within wider health and care policy including NHS Wales’ A Healthier Wales: Our Plan for Health and Social Care.
This workshop will focus on the role the arts play within Social Prescribing. We will look at how Social Prescribing and Arts on Prescription fit within wider health and care policy including NHS Wales’ A Healthier Wales: Our Plan for Health and Social Care. We will examine the evidence base in order to better understand how Arts on Prescription is being used to address specific health and wellbeing needs. Through a series of Case Studies, we will look at how Arts on Prescription works in order to better understand the opportunities and the challenges of setting up a new project. The day will be led by Jane Willis, Director of arts in health consultancy Willis Newson. A pioneer of the arts and health field, Jane founded Vital Arts, the arts programme for Bart’s Health NHS Trust, in 1994. Since then, she has worked with more than 32 NHS Trusts and Health Boards, as well as with universities, galleries, museums and health leaders such as The Kings Fund and The Royal Society of Public Health to produce award-winning arts, health and wellbeing programmes. https://engage.org/happenings/social-prescribing-and-the-arts/