Art in Healthcare works directly with the Healthcare Providers in hospitals, healthcare centres, care homes, hospices and GP surgeries to improve the health and wellbeing of patients, visitors, residents and staff.
Art has a positive impact on health and wellbeing, in the prevention of ill health and as intervention to support treatment or provide an alternative to treatment for ill health. We bring art directly to people through our range of services from the provision of art from our collection to improve the ambience of the healthcare facility, to hosting art workshops for patients to raise self-esteem and confidence and encourage self-expression.
The positive impact art has on health and wellbeing is widely documented and is becoming increasingly recognised on a global scale. Art enables a more holistic approach to health and wellbeing serving both individuals and communities. Here are some of the key benefits of visual arts in a healthcare setting:
|Improve mental health||
|Reduce negative emotions||
|Provide positive distraction||
|Stimulate holistic healing||
Art in Healthcare's aims are aligned with the NHS and Scottish Government strategic healthcare aims and we work continually to support and fullfil these goals. We act within the Scottish National Performance Framework, Creative Scotland's Ambitions and Priorities and key NHS Scotland Strategies.
We work with healthcare providers to connect people personally to art, which in turn, has a direct positive impact on health and wellbeing.Reference sources