Arts, creativity and mental health initiative. Participatory Arts Self Evaluation Approach Project Report


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Goldie I

Year of Publication:
2007

Publisher(s):
Mental Health Foundation

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

This report by Mental Health Foundation Scotland is based on the findings from a small but significant practice led research and service improvement project, which supported six participatory arts organisations to pilot a self evaluation approach, over a 6 month period, during 2006/07.

The Mental Health Foundation sought and received part funding from The Scottish Executive’s National Programme for Improving Mental Health and Well-being, for a 3-year development phase of what was initially known as the Arts Therapies, Creativity and Mental Health Initiative. This development phase enabled the Foundation to undertake a scoping review, which took account of the current mental health policy context, and provided an opportunity to further explore the range of arts based approaches, which are currently being applied within mental health service provision.

The Participatory Arts Self Evaluation Approach project evolved out of a dialogue with arts projects and service users throughout Scotland, many of whom had expressed a real concern about the lack of priority given to creative approaches within mental health settings.



Main Focus: Mental Health

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Goldie,I. (2007). Arts, creativity and mental health initiative. Participatory Arts Self Evaluation Approach Project Report. Scotland: Mental Health Foundation.