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Bridging the Divide 

Where do the arts fit within the Health and Social Care System?

This training presents an overview of how the NHS operates. Demystifying some of the terminology and language around the NHS, it explores key policies and priorities for the NHS currently. It is located in arts, health, and well-being practice in relation to these policies, exploring how the arts are currently meeting these priorities and highlighting opportunities for the arts to develop and expand their remit in response to post-Covid 19 health and well-being needs.

Watch and listen to our most recent webinar HERE

In our most recent training webinar, we set the health context in Wales, highlighting health priorities and helping to demystify NHS terminology and language, plus examples of arts and health practice from a health board, practitioner and organisational perspective. This training was in partnership with Engage Cymru, Engage Cymru coordinates WAHWN, the Wales Arts Health & Wellbeing Network, with funding from the Arts Council of Wales.

Additonal Contributions from Sarah Lord, Age Cymru speaking about ‘cARTrefu’; Sarah Goodey, Arts Development Manager, GARTH (Gwent Arts in Health); Nesta Lloyd-Jones, Assistant Director, Welsh NHS ConfederationPrue Thimbleby, Arts in health Coordinator, Swansea Bay University Health Board