Arts Culture Health and Wellbeing Scotland (ACHWS) network is for anyone who believes in the positive impact of the arts and culture in improving health and wellbeing.
The network offers a space to highlight creative health collaborations, share practice and learning, and to provide information and support for anyone involved in and interested in art and culture within health, social care, community or voluntary services. We aim to be a responsive network for anyone working across arts and culture, health and wellbeing in Scotland.
We are reaching out to raise awareness of the network and to encourage new people to join.
We want your voices to be heard. Soon we will be asking members to complete a survey to find out how ACHWS can best support you and your interest in arts, culture, health, social care and wellbeing.
We aim to support the increasing scope and depth of creative health collaborations across Scotland and more widely. Some key areas of interests which we would like to explore through the network are:
- How do we increase opportunities to engage with the arts and culture within health, social care and community settings, while ensuring the quality of that engagement?
- How can we work towards integrating arts and culture into health, social care and community services?
- How can we influence system change to be able to sustain quality and meaningful practice?
Creative Scotland met with Robbie McGhee, Chair of ACHWS and Claire Stevens, Secretary of ACHWS to find out more about the network, who it’s for, and the benefits of joining. Watch the video here.
Please get in touch if you would like us to highlight your projects or organisation.
We look forward to hearing from you!