ART AT THE HEART OF HEALTHCARE AT THE LIVERPOOL HOSPITAL

The Liverpool Hospital's latest enterprise, the art exhibition The Healing Hospital Arts Project – Creating Wellbeing Environments, is a response to the ever increasing acknowledgment and evidence of the role art plays in our health and wellbeing. The WHO recently concluded that art plays a major role in improving health and wellbeing, with some studies showing that art-enriched environments can reduce stress by 15%. By using artwork to change the traditional hospital environment, in turn supports the mental health of both healthcare workers and patients and opens up opportunities for conversations around mental health and wellbeing.