Culture and Health

Arts and Health: Supporting The Mental Well-Being Of Forcibly Displaced People

The study reports an analysis of research evidence on the value of artistic activities for migrants, highlighting that:
- Art and cultural activities can play an important role in responding to humanitarian crises and supporting the mental health of displaced persons and host communities.
- Investing in the arts can improve the social inclusion and mental wellbeing of the entire population.
- The integration of artistic methods and practices in the training of aid workers can improve cultural and diversity awareness.
- It is crucial that artists working with refugees and the host population in emergency settings collaborate and coordinate with mental health workers to ensure that activities are based on local needs and adapted to local culture.