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Mental Health & Wellbeing

Reading, drawing, singing or playing music can have a remarkable ability to help us feel happier and healthier. Through expressing our feelings, connecting with others, building new skills or simply just taking our mind of things for a while, being involved in creative activity can have powerful and lasting effects on health and wellbeing

Over the past few years, we’ve collated together a selection of creative ideas, stories, videos and workshops from artists and organisations from across the city that focus on the impact of arts on our health and well-being. We hope you enjoy!


If you feel like talking and need a listening ear, there are organisations to help if you aren’t comfortable speaking to those close to you. Samaritans can be reached 24 hours a day every day by calling 116 123, or by email, [email protected].

Childline is available to support children and young people under the age of 19 with anything they’re going through and can be reached by calling 0800 1111 or via confidential email through their website.

Children, young people and adults can also access support for a range of issues by contacting Shout via text to 85258.

Mental Health and Wellbeing activities

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Mental Health and Wellbeing blogs

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Mental Health and Wellbeing videos and projects

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Social Prescribing & Resources

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