Issue 317: Cultural commissioning

  • Cultural commissioning

    Cartoon image reading 'Let us be your mental dentist'
    13 Sep 2018

    Clinical psychologist Katherine Taylor explains how Greater Manchester is putting the arts at the heart of its mental health strategy, inspired by Finland’s positive experiences.

    In 2017, my research with Arts for Health spread beyond the UK when a Churchill Travelling Fellowship enabled me to visit Finland, Belgium and the US to explore best practice for the arts and culture in healthcare. My report Art Thou Well? Creative Devolution of Mental Health in Greater Manchester, which involves 40 organisations and more than 300 people, assembles the myriad roles the arts could, and do, play in the service of mental health, and presents some of the most innovative,... more

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