Art helps keep us well. It can aid our recovery from illness and support longer, healthier lives.

From GP waiting rooms to hospital wards, our surroundings have an impact on the way we think and feel. Art can transform cold, clinical environments into compassionate care spaces filled with inspiration.

There is a broad body of evidence showing that art improves health and wellbeing. A recent parliamentary report found that art can help meet challenges in health and social care around ageing, loneliness, long-term conditions and mental health. It also found that art can help save the care sector money.

Other research has shown that:

  • Art eases anxiety, stress and depression for both patients and care staff
  • Art shortens patients’ length of stay in hospital
  • Art reduces patients' need for painkilling medication
  • Art improves communication between patients and carers

We think everyone should have the chance to experience these benefits. That's why we're dedicated to bringing art to everyone through our artwork loans and art activities.

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