West Midlands Arts, Health and Wellbeing (WMAH&W)

is the regional network dedicated to supporting arts and health work and the people who make it happen.


WMAH&W website is a practical resource useful to anyone involved in arts and health. You will find informative case studies produced by a wide range of arts and health practitioners and a resources area designed to help you with your projects. Become a member to receive our regular newsletter featuring arts and health news and much more.

To read the latest West Midlands Arts, Health and Wellbeing newsletter, click here.

Creative Health: Arts for Health and Wellbeing

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPGAHW) was formed in 2014 and aims to improve awareness of the benefits that the arts can bring to health and wellbeing. During 2015–17, the APPGAHW conducted an Inquiry into practice and research in the arts in health and social care, with a view to making recommendations to improve policy and practice. 

The Inquiry Report, Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing - which is brilliantly illustrated by David Shrigley - presents the findings of two years of research, evidence-gathering and discussions with patients, health and social care professionals, artists and arts administrators, academics, people in local government, ministers, other policy-makers and parliamentarians from both Houses of Parliament. Download your copy.

The partners in this Inquiry have been the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing, King’s College London, the Royal Society for Public Health and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity. The Inquiry was funded by Wellcome, Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.