Arts for Health and Wellbeing

Creativity can play an important part in supporting our overall mental and physical wellbeing and health.

Arts & Health Digital programme

Our Arts & Health digital programme was developed out of work with residents and staff at retirement and care homes in Cardiff. This set of online resources offers ideas and support for carers to enable them to work creatively either in groups or individually to enhance wellbeing, share memories and stimulate the senses.  Through these activities fine motor skills, hand eye coordination and many other important faculties can be encouraged.
For more information and to gain access to these digital resources please email

Creativity for Health & Wellbeing

We are currently working with GLL Better Leisure Centres and the NHS in Cardiff on a project that will embed creative activities in Cardiff Leisure Centres. The sessions are relaxed and social, building a sense of camaraderie with opportunities for friendships to develop, helping to tackle isolation and loneliness that participants may feel during their rehabilitation. The project is run in association with Better Leisure Centre’s Healthwise – GP referral programme. The Better Health Team provides independently tailored opportunities for patients with existing medical conditions to be referred to a specifically designed physical activity programme, at an affordable rate.

Cardiff Classical

Sign up to our mailing list to receive information on all Arts Active activities, including our classical music concerts across Cardiff.

Sign Up Now

Plwg is the place for artists and teachers to find and share great arts education opportunities is the all-Wales arts, culture and education matchmaking website to support collaboration between teachers, creatives, arts and cultural organisations.