Welcome to London Arts in Health Forum (LAHF)

London Arts in Health Forum is a membership organisation which aims to develop the role of culture in wellbeing and to promote and support arts in health activity across London and nationally.

The organisation is free to join and offers events, a regular newsletter, training sessions, advice and support for artists, architects, clinical staff and service users - basically anyone with an interest in arts in health. LAHF currently has nearly 3,000 members from London and further afield.

On this site you will find information and updates about arts and wellbeing activity in London and nationally, as well as information about arts in health work overseas and research highlighting the value of creativity and culture in wellbeing.

For the past three years, LAHF has been working with colleagues from across England to develop the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing. The Alliance has developed a Charter for Arts and Health, is liaising with Government to embed arts in health practice and is developing a number of media promotions to raise the profile of arts in health practice. Everything you need to know about the National Alliance can be found here w: www.artshealthandwellbeing.org.uk

Residential Sleep Unit @ GOSH

Residential Sleep Unit @ GOSH

Starslide @ Evelina Children's Hospital

Starslide @ Evelina Children's Hospital

Cornelia Parker, Still Life with Reflection, Barts and the London Hospital

Cornelia Parker, Still Life with Reflection, Barts and the London Hospital

NWLH - 100 wishes

NWLH - 100 wishes

Gateway Surgical Centre, Newham University Hospital

Gateway Surgical Centre, Newham University Hospital

GO Create Hands On with Wellcome Trust @ GOSH

GO Create Hands On with Wellcome Trust @ GOSH

Tania Kovats, Birch, Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care Commission

Tania Kovats, Birch, Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care Commission, King's College, London 2010 ©Matt Blaney

Thomas Heatherwick, Boiler Suit, Guy's Hospital

Thomas Heatherwick, Boiler Suit, Guy's Hospital

Pool of Bethesda, Hogarth @ Barts

Pool of Bethesda, Hogarth @ Barts

Guy's & St Thomas' Charity

Guy's & St Thomas' Charity

Kenny Hunter sculpture, Octav Botnar Wing, GOSH

Kenny Hunter sculpture, Octav Botnar Wing @ GOSH

SHARP Lambeth

SHARP Lambeth