During 2011 and 2012, Engage Cymru continued to develop best practice in galleries engaging with socially isolated people, with an emphasis on arts and health, working in partnership with Wrexham County Borough Council, Oriel Wrexham, North Wales Arts, Health and Wellbeing Stakeholders Group, and the BCUHB AIHWB Programme.

In July 2011, Engage Cymru delivered two ‘Galleries, Arts and Health’ seminars.

Report: Art Activity in Mental Health Assessment Units for the Elderly

With an introduction by Tim Joss, Director of the Rayne Foundation.

This report is important. Its ambition may be modest but this work offers the tantalising prospect of arts interventions making real improvements in many older people’s mental lives.

Tim Joss, September 2012