New Zealand - International Document

The Potential of Creative Arts as a Medium for Mental Health Promotion in Schools: An Exploration of Meaning-Making, Belonging and Identity Using Creative Processes


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Morgan P

Year of Publication:
2000

Publisher(s):
Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

This document explores the potential of creative art processes as a medium for progressive Mental Health Promotion (MHP) in schools. These processes have been chosen because of their capacity to deepen transformative experiences. When engaged with the major themes of identity, belonging and meaning-making, their experiential nature and multi-sensory approaches provide insight into and support for emotional, mental, physical and spiritual well-being.

The document comprises five sections: Why Creative Processes?; What is Meaning-Making?; Building Resilience; How it Fits with the Curriculum?; Whole School Action.



Evidence Type: Qualitative Research

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Education

Participant Group: Children (0-15)

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Morgan P. (2000). The Potential of Creative Arts as a Medium for Mental Health Promotion in Schools: An Exploration of Meaning-Making, Belonging and Identity Using Creative Processes. Auckland: Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.