Ed Vaizey: “Arts engagement does have a hugely beneficial effect upon health”
The need for a cross-government approach to arts in health – including education reforms – has been highlighted by MPs at a Westminster Hall debate. MPs have called upon Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to help create a culture change in Government towards arts and health.
This year the theme is mental health in the work place and the aim is to raise awareness on how the work place can impact on one’s mental health. During our lives we spend a lot of time at work and our experiences in the work place will impact on are wellbeing. It is important that we can promote wellbeing in our work place for each other. The Early Intervention in psychosis Team and the West Community Mental Health Team had a Shared Lunch on Tuesday 10th October to promote this Day. The teams do not have a canteen but there is an agreement with Management for the meeting room to be available every day from 12:00 to 14:00 for staff to have a place to eat their lunch and relax with their colleagues away from the pressures of the day.
The exhibition Time,at University Hospital Galway, was commissioned in October 2015. This postcard was created one year later to mark Mental health Awareness Week & World Mental Health Day
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