The Arts for Health and Wellbeing Team are the proud winners of the Health and Wellbeing category at the Cardiff Life Awards 2021.

The Arts for Health and Wellbeing Programme was nominated for quickly adapting to changes in the sector to continue to provide accessible art and exhibitions to many local people through creating the Virtual Gallery, when the Hearth Gallery at University Hospital Llandough had to close in response to Welsh Government advice during the COVID 19 pandemic. The team embraced new technologies and working methods to benefit patients, staff and the community, including continuing to raise funds for the programme through online art sales.

The award was presented to the team at the ceremony on Thursday 30th September with the judge’s quote, ‘“Expertly combines art with wellbeing and despite tough challenges. Its virtual gallery provided positive experiences for patient’s staff and carers.”

The team are delighted to win the award amongst so many fantastic nominees, and highlight the benefit art can have on health and wellbeing.

Simone Joslyn, Head of Arts and Health Charity said “The team have been outstanding, tackling challenges, seizing opportunities and embracing change to continue to offer an innovative programme of Arts for Health and Wellbeing”

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