Arts can play an integral role in improving the health service. Whilst art therapy is a recognised field of practice, other areas of Arts in Health are being acknowledged as having a positive effect on people’s health and ‘well being’. The idea of Arts in Health being a Monet print in a doctor’s surgery is fading with more people approving artistic influences in patient treatment.
Born Communication have a university recognised qualification for working within the field of Arts in Health. With experience of working with sensitive issues and with vulnerable people, we can manage and develop arts in health projects particularly aimed at tackling issues affecting young people.
Results of creative participant led health projects can have a dramatic affect on the participants involved. The results can also reach people within the local community or even on a national level. Acting as a preventative method of tackling health issues affecting young people.
Case Study - Healthy Start
Working alongside graphic artists from Born Communication students in Cannock and Rugely created pop art which explores health and social issues affecting teenagers.
The project involved young people researching and developing large scale professional comic art which tackled real life situations young people face including bullying, drug & alcohol abuse, domestic violence and sexually transmitted infections.
Following a celebratory exhibition, the resulting comic art was produced on 1m by 3m panels which are now installed in the waiting areas of a local health clinic.