The arts team at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is going from strength to strength following the creation of the Arts Fund in December 2018.

Arts for Health and Wellbeing, the arts programme at Cardiff and Vale UHB is delivered by a multi-disciplinary team and made possible by the funding we receive from the Cardiff & Vale Health Charity as well as the input we receive from our network of collaborators.

We ’re a small but dedicated team who know the benefits of art to patient experience and are passionate about continuing to develop the health board’s art offering.

For those in secondary care settings, art can (and does) make a huge positive difference. We’re aiming to improve our patients’ lives with art.

Six months after establishing a dedicated arts fund as part of the Cardiff & Vale Health Charity, we are excited to share a report of our activity so far.

Simone Joslyn, Head of Arts at Cardiff and Vale UHB, said, “I’m incredibly proud of what the team has achieved over the last six months. When listed together our actions are very impressive for such as small team and are reflective of the dedication we have for this programme of work. Each of these events or activities will have had (or will have) a tangible benefit to the health and wellbeing of a patient, a member of staff, or a person visiting our hospital sites.

“Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far including Maria Battle, Chair of Cardiff and Vale UHB, the Cardiff & Vale Health Charity, the third sector organisations in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, and the Arts Council of Wales.”

Read the full report here.

If you would like to get involved with the Arts for Health and Wellbeing programme, contact us here.

If you would like to donate to the Arts Fund, you can do so here.

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