The National Centre for Creative Health (NCCH) and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPG AHW) launched the report of the Creative Health Review on 6th December 2023.

The Review highlights the potential for creative health to help tackle pressing issues in health and social care and more widely, including health inequalities and the additional challenges we face as we recover from Covid-19. The Review has gathered evidence that shows the benefits of creative health in relation to major current challenges, and examples of where this is already working in practice.

The Creative Health Review Methodology

A panel of esteemed Commissioners with a wide breadth of expertise have helped translate evidence for creative health into recommendations for policymakers, to encourage and inform the development of a cross-governmental creative health strategy.

Find out more about our commissioners HERE >>

Central to the Creative Health Review are a series of themed roundtables that were held between Autumn 2022 and Spring 2023.

The themes of the roundtables were:

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing across the Life Course
  • Health Inequalities
  • Social Care
  • End of Life Care and Bereavement
  • Education and Training
  • Cost-effectiveness, Evidencing Value for Money and Funding Models
  • Leadership and Strategy - Embedding Creative Health in Integrated Care Systems

Find out about the themes and summaries from the roundtables HERE >>

Watch our Creative Health Review Roundtables >>

We commissioned a range of artists with their own lived experience to respond creatively to each of the Review's roundtable themes. Find out more about the Creative Responses HERE >>

As well as the roundtable discussions and consulting with the Review’s Lived Experience Advisory Panel, the Review also welcomed public input via a call for contributions.

Read the Creative Health Review Case Studies HERE >>