Creative Health Review - Call for Contributions

Are you:

  • someone who has felt the benefits of creative health?
  • a practitioner or academic working with creative health approaches?
  • involved in commissioning or integrating creative health into wider systems or policy?

If so, we want to hear about your experiences so we can include these in our findings.

You can help us by answering any or all of the following questions:

  • How have you benefited from creative health?
  • How have you used creative health in relation to the key themes of the review? What were the outcomes?
  • What do you think is needed to support the widespread use of creative health activities and approaches and/or the integration of creative health into health and social care systems?

We will be looking at published research, reports and project evaluations as part of the review, but we might miss something. We would also be grateful to receive copies or links to your research, reports, case studies or information about forthcoming work in creative health that will add to our understanding.

You can email contributions to We will be happy to receive written submissions or audio files, and you can contact us to discuss contributions in alternative formats. It would be helpful to keep written contributions to maximum 4 sides of A4, but if you have pre-prepared reports or materials, please feel free to send those through. If your answer relates specifically to one of the key themes please state this in the subject title.

Please feel free to get in touch with any questions about the call for contributions at

How will your contributions be used?

We will use your contributions to inform our thinking during the review. We might use some information from your contributions in the roundtables and commissioner meetings and our dissemination materials (our reports, blog posts, podcasts and policy briefs).

We may use the contact details you provide to ask you for further information about your contribution or to discuss participation in future events and projects.

Find out more about the Creative Health Review Here >>

What is creative health?

Creative health is defined as creative approaches and activities which have benefits for our health and wellbeing. Activities can include visual and performing arts, crafts, film, literature, cooking and creative activities in nature, such as gardening; approaches may involve creative and innovative ways to approach health and care services, co-production, education and workforce development. Creative health can be applied in homes, communities, cultural institutions and heritage sites, and healthcare settings. Creative health can contribute to the prevention of ill-health, promotion of healthy behaviours, management of long-term conditions, and treatment and recovery across the life course.