How the arts in Wales are supporting mental health and wellbeing


A new film by the Wales Art Health & Wellbeing Network (WAHWN), co-ordinated by Engage Cymru, launched at the Cross Party Group on Arts and Health Meeting on 15 July 2020. 

The film is a testimony to the way artists and arts organisations have adapted their practice during lockdown and reached out to support NHS staff, care workers and communities during these challenging times.

It really captures what’s been happening so powerfully. Superb work!”

Sally Lewis, Arts Council of Wales


WAHWN, the Wales Arts Health & Wellbeing Network, is coordinated by Engage Cymru with funding from the Arts Council of Wales. WAHWN launched in 2019 and has since expanded to include almost 300 arts and health professional members. 90 members have participated in Creative & Credible arts and health evaluation training over the past year, aimed at supporting colleagues to deliver robust and credible evidence of their work.