Creative practice as mutual recovery: connecting communities for mental health and well-being


Principal Investigator: Professor Paul Crawford (University of Nottingham)
Co-investigators: Brian Brown, Susan Hogan, Lydia Lewis, Aaron Williamon
Collaborators: Mental Health Foundation, Royal Society of Arts
Duration: From 2013 to 2017

When considering the attributes that modern-day healthcare is frequently accused of lacking, it is all too easy to overlook one of the most precious of all: humanity. The nascent discipline of health humanities aims to address this critical shortcoming. Central to the health humanities is the notion of mutual recovery – the idea that the sharing of creative practice and resources can promote resilience in mental health and well-being among professionals, informal carers and service users.