Arts & Health South West - Information, support and advocacy organisation for everyone who believes in the value of creativity in enhancing health and wellbeing

Creativity at the heart of human flourishing

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Our Mission

Arts & Health South West is a learning, advocacy, networking and development organisation. We want more people to experience the arts and culture for the benefit of their health and wellbeing. We provide learning programmes and resources, advocate with decision-makers and funders, deliver networking events, and support the development of partnerships and collaborations.

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Regional Strategy

Developing a strategic framework for arts, health and wellbeing

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Annual Conference

Here you'll find details of our annual arts & health ...

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Audio conversations about different areas of arts and health practice.

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Latest News 12 September 2019

Connecting Through Creativity: Tackling Loneliness

AHSW is raising funds this Christmas to help end loneliness, ...

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Latest News 18 November 2019

Lets Talk Loneliness Map Launched

An interactive map of organisations working to support people experiencing loneliness.

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"There are thousands of us" Frequent & sustained loneliness is linked to heart disease, strokes, & dementia. Support us in tackling loneliness across the region via the @BigGive. A donation today makes a big huge difference as they are doubled by @BigGive

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Arts & Health South West is a FREE MEMBERSHIP ORGANISATION for everyone with an interest in arts and health. Members can network with each other and receive regular e-bulletins with the latest news, events and opportunities. Help us spread the word!

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