In 2014, the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Arts, Health & Wellbeing was launched

A two year research programme between 2015 - 2017 gathered evidence from professional artists, arts administrators, healthcare professionals, patients, local government, ministers and policy makers

The inquiry report ‘Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing’ July 2017, outlines three major findings: 

  • The arts can help keep us well, aid our recovery and support longer lives better lived.

  • The arts can help meet major challenges facing health and social care, ageing, long-term conditions and mental health

  • The arts can help save money in the health service and social care

The report recommends the establishment of a strategy to enhance health and wellbeing outcomes through the arts