Arts and wellbeing

We believe that the arts can make a positive contribution to an individual's wellbeing. We work with colleagues across the University to provide creative activities and support initiatives in mental health and wellbeing.

Involvement in any type of arts and cultural activity is proven to help your health and well-being. There are many studies and documentation outlining its benefits, but we don’t need these to tell you how it helps make you feel better. Have a go at any of LU Arts activities and we are sure you will reap the rewards.

The positive effects of the arts for health and wellbeing have been well-documented. Arts Council England has identified in their research the positive impact of the arts upon mental health, not least depression and anxiety, as well as improvements in social wellbeing, including reduced loneliness and isolation.

Below you can find out more about some of the specific projects we are/have been involved in.

In addition to these, we are working closely with the Student Wellbeing Advisers to provide creative workshops as part of a creative wellbeing series in 2022/23.