Arts for Health MK: Blog


Artists’ Health and Wellbeing Booklet
14 June 2024

Our Impact Leaflet - Download
04 June 2024

20th Anniversary Event
25 May 2024

New Artwork for MKUH Collection
25 May 2024

Spring Newsletter 2024
16 May 2024

Project Update:
Creative Play - Music and Song
07 May 2024

Project Update: Headstart
02 May 2024

Impact of The Collection
01 May 2024

Twenty for Twenty
28 March 2024

New Artworks on Loan from Paintings in Hosptials
27 March 2024

IATE Student Art Therapist - Julie Laugere

26 March 2024

Call for Creative Courtyard Volunteers
14 March 2024

Winter Newsletter 2024
30 January 2024

A Supportive Conversation with Dr Esther Aslan 
26 January 2024

Feel Good Foods Cookbook
21 November 2023

AGM 22nd Nov 2023
2 November 2023

Music workshops
24 August 2023

AHA Inclusivity & Diversity Badge
20 July 2023

Gill Quinnell - degree show
20 June 2023

Summer Newsletter
16 June 2023

Courtyards Update
6 June 2023

Movement and Dance with Kate Taylor - Taster Session
9 May 2023

Artist’s Listening Event
20 March 2023

Winter Newsletter
8 December 2022

Drumming Circle

6 December 2022

Courtyards Update
1 November 2022

MK DAD 2022
14 July 2022

Our First Newsletter
16 June 2022

Art Psychotherapy
20 May 2022

Exploring Identities
10 May 2022

Peter-Randall Page Sculpture 
March 2022

Trustee Vacancy
16th July 2021

MKDAD 2021
14 July 2021


12th April 2021

Programme Update
5th February 2021

Exhibition MK Gallery Project Space
Update 1 December 2020
Update 5th November 2020

16th October 2020

Heritage Open Days 2020
11-20 September 2020

We are recruiting:  Freelance Fundraiser 
15th July 2020

Jazz Moreton Spaghetti For Two:
MKDAD 2020
13th July 2020

Call for Entries:
Arts for Health MK Gallery – Online

24th April 2020

Online Resources
- we would love to hear your feedback

March 2020

Covid-19 virus statement
and effects on Arts for Health MK public activities

March 2020

New art exhibition from paintings in hospitals
November 2019

Call for Entries:
Exhibit at Milton Keynes University Hospital

September 2019

Call for Artists:
MKDAD Open Art Exhibition

June 2019

Artist profile: Bill Billings
June 2018

Feature Friday: Hannah Wilson 2018

A supportive Conversation with Dr Esther Aslan: Mental Health Arts Participation

26 January 2024

Image Credit: Milton Keynes Arts Centre

Session 1: Wed 6 March 2024, 10am – 11.30am
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK14 5DZ

︎The conversations will continue at the same time and place on Wednesday 12 June 2024, Wednesday 18 September and Wednesday 4 December; please save the dates.

Since the 2020 pandemic, poor mental health has been on the rise. It is now suggested that one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health disorder each year. With pressure upon the health services to meet demand, more and more people are turning to the arts as a way to reduce stress, lower anxiety levels, improve mood and create a space for social connection. The arts have a valuable role to play in supporting mental health, but are artists equipped to deal with the specific challenges involved?

Milton Keynes Arts Centre in partnership with Arts for Health Milton Keynes invite professional participatory artists working in Milton Keynes to discuss and reflect on their experiences and to meet Milton Keynes-based educational and child psychologist, Dr. Esther Aslan. Esther Aslan will be providing practical advice to working with adults and children experiencing poor mental health and inviting artists to join a series of 'Supportive Conversations' across the year designed to improve resilience within the sector.

︎This session is free but booking is essential.

︎ Please RSVP to

Click here to see our event page on Facebook.

In partnership with:

Arts for Health Milton Keynes
Facilities Directorate
Milton Keynes Hospital
Standing Way
Milton Keynes

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Arts for Health Milton Keynes is the working name of MK Arts for Health charity number 1107625  company number 05137693