ART FOR ENJOYMENT, or THOUGHTFUL ART FOR THOUGHTFUL PEOPLE
In a recent study, a team of researchers from The University of Western Australia have found that participating in the arts for just two hours a week can improve mental health and wellbeing.
“People need a range of easy enjoyable options they can use to stay well,” commented Dr Christina Davies, one of the study’s co-authors.”
“Depending on a person’s interests, the arts can provide a range of health enhancing opportunities, activities and events. Arts engagement increases happiness, confidence, self-esteem and reduces stress and social isolation.”
“People need to give themselves permission to be creative and to make time for the arts activities and events that they enjoy.”
The study was published in the journal, BMC Public Health.