The Arts for Health and Wellbeing team at Cardiff & Vale Health Charity have secured funding from an Arts Council of Wales and Baring Foundation initiative, Celf a’r Meddwl | Arts and Minds.

The new funding initiative enables the Arts Team to support a network of artists and health professionals to co-create and deliver innovative arts interventions and opportunities for adults in recovery and in need of mental health support, building life-skills and a network of support within our communities.

Arts and Minds Initiative, Year 2 (2023-2024)

Breathe Creative – The Waiting Room

The Arts for Health and Wellbeing Team are delighted to present a book created by Breathe Creative and CAVUHB’s SHED High Risk Eating Disorder Service as part of our Young Arts For Change project.

Young Arts for Change: Summer Arts Festival

We were thrilled to support a Summer Arts Festival at the Grange Pavilion which celebrated Young People’s Creativity.

Young Arts for Change Continues

We are delighted to showcase some of the fabulous work created as part of our collaboration with The Dusty Forge Youth Project, ACE – Action in Caerau and Ely.

Young Arts for Change

We are delighted with the successful launch of weekly sessions in the Grange Bowls Pavilion with artist, Louise Jensen funded by the Arts Council Wales and the Barings Foundation.

Arts and Minds Initiative, Year 1 (2021-2022)

Arts and Minds; Concluding Year 1

Our Year 1 Arts and Minds Projects, 2021-2022 were delivered within the clinical environment at the Neuropsychiatry Department, Hafan y Coed Adult Mental Health Unit, University Hospital Llandough, within the community at the 4 Winds Mental Health Resource Centre and the Grange Bowls Pavilion, Cardiff, and through the Recovery and Wellbeing College, CAVUHB.

Arts and Health Support Guide and Workshops Created with Four in Four

The Arts for Health and Wellbeing Programme are pleased to collaborate with Tamsin Griffiths and Paul Whittaker (Four in Four) and the Recovery & Wellbeing College to create a support guide and workshops around best practice for Arts and Health.

Rubicon Dance – The Benefits of Dance for Health and Wellbeing

The Arts for Health and Wellbeing team were pleased to commission our long standing collaborators, Rubicon Dance, to work with patients within our Neuropsychiatry Department at Hafan y Coed through funding from the Baring Foundation and the Arts Council of Wales.

‘Inspired By…’ – An exhibition following creative art sessions led by Louise Jensen

We are delighted to present Inspired By … an exhibition of work created by participants attending creative art sessions led by artist Louise Jensen supported by the 4 Winds Mental Health Resource over the Winter/Spring 2022.

Rubicon Dances Its Way To Neuropsychiatry

Rubicon‘s Music and Movement sessions, already very much part of our support for patients and staff in our MHSOP and Stroke Rehabilitation Centre, began last week and bring an exciting new opportunity in supporting mental and physical wellbeing in our Neuropsychiatry Department.

‘Inspired By…’ The Second Phase of an Arts in Mental Health Project

Louise began creative arts sessions at the Grange Gardens Bowls Pavilion in December, and has now completed the second phase of the project.

Rubicon’s Movement and Music Sessions

We’re delighted to announce that as part of the Arts and Minds initiative, Rubicon will be working with our Neuropsychiatry Department at Hafan y Coed, the Mental Health Unit, in the New Year.

New Project in Collaboration With 4 Winds Mental Health Resource and Artist Louise Jensen at Grange Garden Bowls Pavillion

The Arts for Health and Wellbeing Team at Cardiff & Vale Health Charity are delighted to commission and support a collaborative project between artist Louise Jensen and the 4 Winds Mental Health Resource.

Arts and Minds Programme to Support Cardiff and Vale Mental Health Projects

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has been awarded £28,600 as part of funding made available by Arts and Minds, a new Baring Foundation and Arts Council of Wales programme that aims to promote better mental health in Wales.