Hospital pioneers creative mental health strategy for frontline staff

ColourSpace Gallery x Liverpool Hospital

October is National Mental Health Month.

The World Health Organisation recently concluded that art plays a major role in improving health and wellbeing, with studies showing that art-enriched environments can reduce stress by 15%.

With COVID-19 taking a significant toll on mental health globally, none have been more affected than our frontline healthcare workers.

In a new joint initiative between Liverpool Hospital, ColourSpace Gallery and strategic partners, the hospital is pioneering a new mental health Arts program, transforming wings of the hospital into a dynamic rotating art gallery, supporting local artists and healthcare workers alike.

Titled ‘The Healing Hospital Arts Project – Creating Wellbeing Environments,’ the Hospital has filled the walls of the Mental Health Unit and the nearby Children’s Ward with curated local art. A total of 33 artworks from 6 local artists covering themes of community, imagination, and spring warmth have been featured, with works rotating every three months.

“These initiatives make a genuine impact and renews our focus on wellbeing, while also supporting local artists and the local community,” said Dr Claire Jones, Director, Mental Health.

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