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

Artists’ Health and Wellbeing Booklet

14 June 2024

Arts for Health MK launches a new guide “Supporting Artist’s Health and Wellbeing”

Anybody participating in our programmes will know that getting creative can help us live well and feel great. Being part of something - be it art, music, drama or dance - can really help improve both our mental health and physical health. Our wonderful artists sit at the very heart of this work, often delivering outstanding workshops and courses with very limited resources.

With this in mind, Arts for Health MK want to take a leading role in supporting the health and wellbeing of artists across Milton Keynes. We are here to help and support you as creatives just as much as we are here to support our service users.

I’d like to introduce our new e-book entitled “Supporting Artists’ Health and Wellbeing”. Inside, you will find information on a range of topics designed to help you manage your resilience, security, and financial wellbeing, and address a myriad of professional concerns whilst also promoting a culture of effective safeguarding and best practice.

For many of you, this may be a useful reminder to check in with us and take a moment to reflect on your recent experiences as a facilitator. For others, particularly if you are new to the sector, this might be the first time you have considered many of these topics.

This e-book leans into some of the conversations, queries, concerns, and suggestions from across the Charity that you have drawn to my attention over the last eighteen months.

We’d encourage you to take ten minutes out of your day to have a quick read of the guide, and we’d love to hear from you if you have any questions, comments, thoughts about anything we may have missed, or other ideas. You can contact us at

Next year, we hope to launch a follow-up booklet entitled a “Beginners Guide to Mental Health”. Watch this space!

Artists are also reminded that our next “Supportive Conversation” in partnership with MK Arts Centre will be happening on Wednesday 18th September 2024 at 10am until 11.30am at the Arts Centre, and the topic will be “Best Practice”.

Please email to book a place and please note that there are only 15 places, allocated on a first come, first served basis, and the event is likely to book up quickly.

Ben Heyworth

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