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Report: Art Thou Well? Creative Devolution of Mental Health in Greater Manchester. My report aims to support the development of the arts and cultural participation for wellbeing as part of Greater Manchester's Devolution Mental Health Plan. As part of my 2017 Fellowship I visited over 40 organisations in 7 cities across Finland and the US, and participated in the EU Social Inclusion Group in Brussels. I am a senior clinical psychologist in NHS Children's services, and was, during to the Fellowship, a Research Associate at Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University. I have worked in several university psychology research departments including the Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research at Lancaster University, notable for its service user involvement. My research has explored links between arts, health and well-being and I share this work in a variety of forums and to diverse audiences.
The arts can be used to save money in health and social care services, according to a new report by clinical psychologist Dr Kat Taylor, who travelled to Finland and the...