The Arts for Health and Wellbeing Team at Cardiff & Vale Health Charity are delighted to receive funding and support from the Arts Council of Wales from the new National Lottery Arts, Health and Wellbeing Fund.
The project – Cardiff Royal Infirmary; people, place, future aims to re-frame a deeper, more accessible relationship to NHS services for all, through the creative arts and to people in their communities.
Cardiff Royal Infirmary is developing as an innovative Health and Wellbeing Centre. It already provides a huge range of services to the people in Cardiff and across Wales including community mental health services, health access for asylum seekers and refugees and support for vulnerable women and families.
The Arts for Health and Wellbeing Team is excited to be working with partners; Cardiff Women’s Aid, Oasis, National Museum Wales, composer and sound artist John Rea, filmmakers Huw Talfryn Walters and Oliver Norcott, a network of community based artists, and a number of third sector organisations in engaging with local vibrant multi-cultural communities through the arts so that all voices are heard.
The team are excited and grateful for the opportunity to work to create a template to embed the creative arts in wellbeing health services and to provide a platform for all to engage in the creative arts and the numerous wellbeing benefits this can bring.
The Arts for Health and Wellbeing Team will be posting further information and opportunities to get involved in this really exciting project as it develops.