Everyday Creativity has Transformative Power!
The Art Doctors film we’ve been working on over the past six months or so is now live and out there on the internet!
Art Doctors are the arts partner on the Leeds Thriving Communities project, led by Space 2 and we’ve been working with Linking Leeds Wellbeing Coordinators to make a film that charts how our process unlocks creative potential & reflects on how creative activity affects their wellbeing & social prescribing practice.
It’s been a real joy to work on the film and we all went on more emotional journeys that we expected. It’s powerful stuff, this creativity! WATCH THE FULL FILM (just under 20 minutes)
Social prescribing is a fairly new practice and Leeds is at the forefront of developing it. It works as a referral for people who go to their GPs with issues and challenges that aren’t necessarily going to be helped through a medical prescription alone. A referral to a social prescriber (Wellbeing Coordinators in Leeds) can address issues around social isolation, loneliness and help with overcoming barriers to living a more fulfilling life.
Art and creativity can be prescribed as part of the process, as can nature, outdoors and sport activities. All of which can have a massive impact on mental health and wellbeing.