An Arts Culture Health and Wellbeing Scotland (ACHWS) event discussing the role of the arts in improving the wellbeing of children and young people. This was an online event, 2 – 4pm on Wednesday 9th June 2021.
Following on from the ACHWS event on the arts and older people, “With Age, Art and Life Become One“, this event focused on the role of arts, and culture on the health and wellbeing of children and young people. Both events had over 90 registered attendees and a waiting list for each.
Bringing together a range of arts and health practitioners, this event discussed the impact and issues but also look forward to the role the arts can play in recovering and reshaping the future. The impact on the mental health of children and young people has been huge and the full extent of this is still unknown.
What creative ways can we work together to improve health and mental wellbeing of young people in Scotland?
- Claire Stevens, Chief Executive, Voluntary Health Scotland
- Robbie McGhee, Chair of Arts, Culture, Health and Wellbeing Scotland and Associate Director, Art in Hospital
- Kara Christine, Project Co-ordinator, the Socialites, Artlink
- Vikki Doig, Youth Theatre Arts Scotland
- Jed Milroy, General Manager, Tinderbox Collective
- Aileen Ritchie, Ignite Theatre in Glasgow
- Fiona O’Sullivan, Deputy Director of Children’s Wellbeing and Catriona McIntyre, Arts Development Officer at Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity
Some of the presentations have been documented here.