At GM i-THRIVE we are preparing the children and young people’s workforce to deliver creative, arts-led provision across the system (health and social care, education and the voluntary sector), via clinical care pathways with CAMHS Services (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services).

As part of this work, we are sharing communications – materials on the background and value of arts-led provision in healthcare – to colleagues and teams. Read on for a selection of infographics and reports that can help communicate the impact of the arts in health, which you are free to use and share.

To find out more about GM i-THRIVE’s Arts, Culture and Mental Health Programme visit our website.

  1. Good for Brain and Body poster (infographic by GM i-THRIVE)

2. World Health Organisation Factsheet on arts and health report 2020

3. Arts and child development  – 12 surprising studies infographic

4. King’s College London Infographics
a. Overview of arts and health

b. Arts and health in medicine

c. Arts and health in psychology and psychiatry

d. Arts and health in nursing and midwifery

e. Arts and health in dentistry

I'm a British clinical psychologist with a research background. I manage the Greater Manchester i-THRIVE Arts, Culture and Mental Health Programme, part of the national transformation of children's services. I also have an NHS clinical role in Lancaster and Morecambe working with children, young people and families (CAMHS). I began this blog in 2017 to record a WCMT Travelling Fellowship, from a research role at Arts for Health, Manchester Metropolitan University. I began clinical psychology training (DCLinPsy, Lancaster) in 2010, and studied the role of creativity in bipolar disorder, because of the known links, and partly due to my own experiences of creatively managing extremes of mood in adolescence and throughout my 20s. I have worked in several university psychology research departments including Manchester University in suicide prevention, the Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research at Lancaster University (notable for service user expertise), and on the Dementia & Imagination research programme.

1 comment on “A collection of infographics on arts and health

  1. Very valuable piece of work for all with an interest in the efficacy of the arts in supporting well-being.


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