Mutuality, wellbeing and mental health recovery: Exploring the roles of creative adult community learning and participatory arts initiatives

Project Summary

The study is concerned with creative practice and mental health and well-being. The focus of the research is how this practice can help create spaces in which people can share knowledge and experiences and support one another in order to promote their well-being and recovery for those who have experienced mental health difficulties. We are referring to this as ‘mutual recovery’.

The study is focusing on adult community learning (ACL) and community arts settings. It is part of a consortium research programme: Creative Practice as Mutual Recovery: Connecting Communities for Mental Health and Well-being, led by Professor Paul Crawford at the University of Nottingham.

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