Creative Practice and Mutual Recovery

Connecting Communities for Mental Health and Well-Being

Digital Showcase for CPMR Programme at:

Creative Practice as Mutual Recovery Research Programme Research Programme Final Report

April 2018

Research Programme Final Report (PDF)

Creative Practice as Mutual Recovery: Connecting Communities for Mental Health and Well-Being Impact Report

April 2018

Impact Statement (PDF)

This highly collaborative programme funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (grant number AH/K003364/1) aims to examine how creative practice in the arts and humanities can promote the kinds of connectedness and reciprocity that support 'mutual recovery' in terms of mental health and well-being.

Creative Practice as Mutual Recovery - PDF

Creative practice could be a powerful tool for bringing together people with mental health needs, informal carers and health, social care and education personnel, to connect in a mutual or reciprocal fashion to enhance mental health and well-being.

This programme marks a radical shift in vision that could generate new pathways for transforming these often discrete groups of people into egalitarian, appreciative and substantively connected communities - resilient communities of mutual hope, compassion and solidarity.

For more details contact:

Professor Paul Crawford
Programme Director

You Can't Take That Away From Me

Dr Gene Beresin

Dr Gene Beresin at Harvard Medical School / Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds talks about his personal experience of sharing music and experiencing 'mutual recovery' while undergoing surgery.

View Dr Gene Beresin's Video


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