Culture and Health

Youth, Mental Health and Culture

In the European Year of Youth 2022, the European dialogue platform Voices of Culture launched the call 'Youth, Mental Health and Culture' in order to gather the latest experiences and generate new ideas for European decision-makers on the role of culture in promoting the mental health of young people.
The participants, from 23 countries and representing 53 organisations in the fields of culture, health, education and social services, examined evidence and practices of the cultural and creative sectors on young people's mental health from different perspectives and formulated recommendations, pointing out concrete tools for policy makers and cultural practitioners in the EU and at national level.
Discussion points included: scientific evidence at national and international level, cross-sectoral collaboration, impact assessment and success factors for initiatives.
The results were presented to the European Commission (EC) on 8 December 2022.