The Art of Wellbeing
We want everyone to realise the impact of the arts on wellbeing and good mental health.
In 2022, the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre worked with GPs, health and social organisations to create an arts-based, social prescribing program called the ‘Art of Wellbeing’. The program ran for 26 weeks (i.e. 13 distinct, artist led, ‘Creative Café’ workshops plus specific, bespoke arts workshops developed at the request of participants). The ‘Art of Wellbeing’ program was funded by LotteryWest and aimed to support participant mental health and social wellbeing, while also assisting participants to develop their art skills and interests via artist led workshops.
So successful was this project (see attached report from UWA) we are passionate about continuing ‘Art of Wellbeing’ programs to support positive mental health and social wellbeing in our Mandurah community, while also assisting participants to develop their art skills and interests via artist led workshops. Connect with people through innovative artistic means and increase help seeking behaviours through arts participation.
How can you help spread the Art of Wellbeing message?
Help us put on arts programs for vulnerable people in our community to support mental health and wellbeing.
Every dollar raised will go to the ‘Art of Wellbeing programs to support our community with mental health and wellbeing needs. We raise money through Containers for Change, rounding up when purchasing tickets at ManPAC, through our patron program donations and fundraising quiz night.
Art of Wellbeing programs currently running at ManPAC