The Good Health Wales 2017 Arts for Health and Wellbeing Symposium provided a showcase for the positive developments in wellbeing / healthcare practice resulting from arts and design. The symposium facilitated the exchange of experiences and discussion to promote further collaboration in good practice development.
The relationship between the arts, health and wellbeing are well established. Early references to the visual and performing arts testify to the power of the arts to effect positive outcomes to health and wellbeing. The Good Health Wales 2017 Symposium was partly a celebration of the excellent practice already evident in Wales and also a forum for the exchange of ideas and good practice across the many arts disciplines represented. Swansea College of Art at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David worked in collaboration with colleagues from Hywel Dda to plan and organise the event. This partnership is representative of the close relationship between UWTSD and Hywel Dda University Health Board.
Professor Ian Walsh, Dean, Swansea College of Art, UWTSD
Will Oliver, Assistant Director of Therapies and Health Sciences, Hywel Dda University Health Board
Please explore the tabs below for further information and to download copies of speaker presentations.
A visual notation of the day by Chris Harrendence can be downloaded here
Details of the upcoming 'Storytelling for Health' conference hosted at venues throughout Swansea (including UWTSD) between 15-17 June, can be found here
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