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Twelve Good Reasons to Join an Arts and Wellbeing Group

  • Promotes relaxation, enjoyment, inner calm.
  • Enables personal and emotional expression in safe and creative ways
  • Increases social contact and inclusion
  • Increases motivation and energy for living
  • Strengthens self esteem and confidence
  • Develops self awareness and understanding
  • Offers a meaningful, purposeful, socially valued activity
  • Enhances coping skills and resilience
  • Develops artistic/creative skills and interests
  • Encourages self re-definition towards a more positive identity
  • Engenders a sense of hopefulness
  • Makes creative (whole brain) thinking available for living

 Evidence based outcomes identified in studies of community arts and mental health projects. ( see The Case for Arts and Mental Health  published on this site)
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