Health and the Arts projects

Exposure to the arts has a profoundly beneficial impact, improving health and wellbeing through enhancing the design and delivery of health services, and the accessibility and influence of health promotion, health literacy and public health messaging.

The Health and The Arts Exchange facilitates the exchange of information and ideas, and provides key resources and contacts to support NSW Health services to work in partnership with The Arts sector and community to maximise the benefits of an arts integrated NSW Health system.

This Exchange is a key element of the NSW Health and The Arts Framework, implementing recommendations of the Health and The Arts Taskforce Report, and complementing the National Arts and Health Framework and Create in NSW: NSW Arts and Cultural Policy Framework.


Mali Marambir Ngurang Lachlan: To Make Better Place Lachlan

Lachlan Health Service incorporated Wiradjuri language and culture into the redevelopment of Forbes and Parkes hospitals, including Wiradjuri gugaa (goanna) totem designs on the main entry doors and Wiradjuri signage...

Added: 13 March 2017 | Last updated: 21 April 2021

Intangible Storytelling Project

A multimedia project which tells the stories of inspirational carers and the vital role they play in the community.

Added: 27 August 2015 | Last updated: 21 April 2021

The Rhythm and Rhymes Adolescent/Adult Program

The Rhythm and Rhymes Adolescent/Adult Program is a 12-week hip-hop therapy program designed to engage young people with severe mental illness in a way that is enjoyable, creates a sense...

Added: 23 August 2017 | Last updated: 7 September 2017

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