A new strategy for scaling up place-based arts initiatives that support mental health and wellbeing

Last year Arts for the Blues received AHRC grant to develop a strategy for scaling up arts-based interventions across North West using Arts for the Blues as an example. To develop the strategy we held two stakeholders events for 43 stakeholders from healthcare, cultural, community and local authorities settings. We also evaluated four training days with 182 trainees including therapists, artists and arts therapists. Data from all the events was analysed and led to forming a strategy which can be downloaded here.