Culture, Health and Wellbeing Conversation


Southwark Council’s Culture and Public Health teams are working to bring together individuals, organisations and networks with a keen interest in how culture can contribute to the health and wellbeing of our local communities. We're interested in building relationships and focusing on joint initiatives.

If you'd like to find out more about Southwark Council’s plans to develop a Culture, Health and Wellbeing Partnership or if you'd like to take more of an active role by sharing your experiences or initiatives, contact us via

Get involved

This is one of the first borough-wide initiatives of this kind. We're looking for people with experience and interest in establishing partnerships and networks to come along to a workshop to think about how best to set up the partnership, who to involve and what to prioritise.

It's an extremely exciting opportunity to link together national and London-wide developments in culture, health and wellbeing with the groundswell of interest and activity in Southwark. Those who are interested in taking an active role in developing and growing a Culture, Health and Wellbeing Partnership in Southwark can come along to the next meeting in September.

Come and join us on Thursday 17 October 9.30 to 11.30am at Team London Bridge

Tea, coffee and networking from 9am

Please email Will Nicholson or Nikki Crane if you’d like to attend or send your input in advance


The Creative Health report from the All Party Parliamentary Group inquiry into arts, health and wellbeing. The Inquiry report gives an overview of the policy context and the evidence base across a huge range of arts/health programmes, from prevention through to treatment, in many different contexts and across the whole life course. The report also embraces the widest definition of what we mean by the arts including gardening and cooking in some cases.

Culture Health & Wellbeing Alliance

London Arts and Health Forum

Notes from the meeting at Walworth Living Room on Tuesday 24 September (pdf, 81kb)

Project visualisation by Fat Studio (jpg, 2mb)

Culture, Health and Wellbeing Conference

Listen to the audio from our first culture, health and wellbeing conversation, held at Tate Exchange on 24 July 2019.

Page last updated: 15 October 2019