As we come out of lockdown Arts Well is looking to create affordable workspaces for people who want a change each week from their normal working environment - increasingly home for many of us - and would like to work alongside others interested in creativity, health and wellbeing.
The Creative, Health and Wellbeing Partnership is moving forward with a model of inclusivity, engagement and distributed leadership, enabling all members to play a role in how it develops. We designed a short survey and here you can see the analysis of the results so far.
Jayne Howard and Rahul Mittal discuss the value of arts, culture and creativity in improving health and wellbeing and what might be needed in Cornwall to ensure that the sector can grow its contribution to the social prescribing model.
We are exploring opportunities for collaboration across the creative sector to improve the quality and provision of creative opportunities for participants referred to social prescribing and enhance skills and support for practitioners.
Cornwall Council's Public Health and Culture teams have jointly commissioned Arts Well to establish a Creative Health and Wellbeing Partnership to grow the contribution of the creative and cultural sector to improving health and wellbeing for individuals and communities in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
We have been working with St Petroc's Society on their campaign to end street homelessness in Cornwall. A number of arts and cultural events aim to raise awareness and encourage support for local initiatives.
Working with artists Melanie Young and Laura Menzies we ran a series of creative sessions in Helston and the surrounding area for people to learn new crafts in a friendly atmosphere. The aim of the programme, which was funded by the Big Lottery Awards for All, was to enable people to develop local connections and friendships.