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Annual Survey

This is an important tool for us in working out what we offer members and also what goes in (and out) of the newsletter. And we rely on your input. Over recent years, the newsletter has become a really important barometer of work in arts in health in London and beyond so it would be great if you could take five minutes to fill in the survey here: www.surveymonkey.com/s/LAHF before Monday 23 January.

Final countdown to Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2021

The final countdown has begun to Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2021, our annual celebration of the ground-breaking work happening around the country in culture, creativity, health and wellbeing. It’s not too late to enter your own event. Discover our resources here.

Join London Arts and Health’s Digital Sandpit

We are excited to launch a Digital Sandpit to give members the opportunity to learn about best practice, host practice sessions, and reflect and share learnings.

The group is free to join, and is a private space where members can chat, share practice, ask questions and help each other.

There are three main ways to engage with the Digital Sandpit:

Don’t miss our myth busting guide to social prescribing

London Arts and Health and the Mayor of London have launched a myth busting guide to help support the hundreds of grassroots organisations in London to become involved in the London recovery plan. The guide aims to challenge many of the myths surrounding social prescribing, tackling areas such as funding, the role of link workers and the importance of strong evidence-based research and evaluation.

Cultural prescribing: why arts in health is not an ‘add on’

Our director, Jenni Regan, has written for London Plus about the value of cultural prescribing in supporting people’s health and wellbeing during the pandemic and beyond.

Read Jenni’s blog

Partner up with LAHF

LAHF have launched a new tool designed to enable creative, cultural and arts organisations and freelancers working in arts, health and wellbeing to work better, together.

Increasingly at LAHF we get contacted by organisations outside of the creative, health and wellbeing sectors looking for suggestions of good creative, arts and cultural organisations and freelancers to work with. In order to better facilitate these requests, we've built a handy tool to do this job quickly and efficiently.

Have your say on social prescribing

We want to find out what cultural organisations need to know about social prescribing in London. Are you an organisation or freelancer working in arts, health and wellbeing wishing to access funding to get more involved in social prescribing activities? Or maybe you already deliver projects and want to share your views? Are you a medical professional wishing to get involved in a greater range of social prescribing activities? Or a link worker looking for cultural organisations in your area to be involved in the delivery of social prescribing projects?

Creativity and Wellbeing Week reimagined

We are happy to share that, alongside our partners the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA), we have re-imagined Creativity & Wellbeing Week 2020.

We may not be able to come together in the same way, but we do want to provide a space where people can celebrate the incredible individuals and organisations that work in this sector. 

Creativity and Wellbeing Week Update

It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to postpone Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2020. As a festival focusing on health and wellbeing, we feel as though it would be irresponsible to encourage public events at this time. We understand that this is not yet official government advice, however, given the timing of the festival, we are concerned that it will be taking place at a possible peak of the virus.

This is a fast-moving situation and is entirely unprecedented for all of us, so please bear with us as we navigate the next few weeks.

Sign up for Creativity & Wellbeing Week 2020

We are delighted to announce the Creativity & Wellbeing Week 2020 website is now live with an amazing new look and lots of information about this year’s festival, taking place 18-24 May.

We partner with the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance to run the UK-wide festival which promotes the importance of arts and culture on people’s health and wellbeing.

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