Good Arts Good Mental Health

In collaboration with multi-sector partners, this project aims to create an evidence based, arts-mental health campaign, dose-response message, programs, and provide multi-sector professional development to positively impact community arts engagement and mental wellbeing.

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Why is this project important?

  • To improve the mental wellbeing of Australians by communicating the value of the arts as a health promotion strategy
  • To build strategic and long-lasting cross sector collaboration
  • To optimise understanding of the arts-mental health relationship 

Funding Partners

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This work is supported by the Western Australian Future Health Research and Innovation Fund, which is an initiative of the Western Australian State Government.

Project Partners

  • WA State Government (FHRIF)
  • The Ian Potter Foundation
  • Minderoo Foundation
  • WA DLGSC-Culture & the Arts
  • CircuitWest
  • St John of God Health Care
  • Chamber of Arts & Culture
  • Community Arts Network
  • Art Gallery of WA
  • Barking Gecko Theatre
  • Perth Festival
  • Mandurah Performing Arts
  • Globe Town Project
  • Sensorium Theatre
  • Arts Margaret River
  • Australia Council for the Arts
  • WA Department of Health
  • Mental Health Commission
  • VicHealth
  • Neami National
  • A New Approach
  • Blue Tree Project
  • MyLocalMind
  • SA Circus Centre
  • Deborah Pearson Consulting
  • WA Arts-Health Consortium
  • NSW&ACT Arts-Health Network
  • QLD Arts-Health Network
  • City of Stirling
  • Town of Victoria Park