Arts and Health

Artlink Central’s largest programme area is in health. The programme includes work across NHS Forth Valley settings, in our Artspace programme and occasional project specific work with local voluntary sector funding bodies. We have recently become coordinators for the Forth Valley region’s input to the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. 

We deliver a large programme of activity funded through the Endowments Committee at NHS Forth Valley on an annual basis. This is to provide arts experiences that improve patients’ experiences and environments in NHS settings. We work across acute and day settings, including with children, elderly and dementia wards, in mental health and learning disability settings. 

Artlink Central works with a range of partner statutory and voluntary sector arts and mental health organisations including Arts in Mind (Clackmannanshire based mental health user led group), Arts Therapy and Health Improvement NHS Forth Valley, Stirling Action in Mind and Falkirk District Associations for Mental Health.