Learn about the Perley Health long term care home’s Therapeutic Recreation and Creative Arts Program for long term care residents
While communities often see large mental health facilities as a threat, one Kansas City neighborhood is discovering it can be an asset.
Though making art has long been regarded as a form of therapy through self-expression, recently the passive participation is now being assessed as a different way of improving mental health.
Resource: Canadians’ Arts Participation, Health, and Well-Being SIA report 53 (Hill Strategies Research Inc.)
The report uses statistical modelling via regression analysis to explore connections between a cultural participation index and four aspects of health and well-being.
A national survey conducted during the pandemic on short-term economic and psychological fall-out for arts workers, impact of government interventions, resourcefulness and creativity, and the sustainability of careers in the arts sector post-pandemic.
From depression and concussion recovery to MS, arts have helped Mississauga residents take back their lives Article by Eva Amsen, Published on Forbes.com on October 19, 2021. “Doctors in Brussels are prescribing museum visits to their patients who are struggling with stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Museum therapy isn’t new and doctors in other places, such as Montreal, have also been prescribing visits to the local art museum as therapy. Not all programs are the same, though, but researchers have been studying whether these interventions are effective.” … “In 2018, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Médecins francophones… Read More »What Do We Know About Doctor-Prescribed Museum Visits?
Feature Article in Peel Weekly News on the success of the Arts for Mental Health Conference, MAC’s ArtsCare initiative, and the Arts for Mental Health Award.
Feature Article in The Courier Press Dan White’s experience attending the Arts for Mental Health Conference and how arts and creativity are powerful tools in improving mental health.