Sidney de Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health.
The Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health is committed to researching the potential value of applied participatory arts.
We examine the role of participation in creative arts activities such as applied theatre, drama, storytelling, puppetry, movement, music, and digital arts in the promotion of mental health and wellbeing of vulnerable individuals and communities in crisis.
The Centre plays an instrumental part in the Arts for Health & Wellbeing developments both nationally and internationally, including co-production, social-prescribing, and knowledge transfer activities in healthcare, integrated family care, community, educational settings, and contexts. Our mission is to offer hospitalised children and young people, disabled, and neurodiverse audiences, families, and the elderly better access to the arts for a better quality of life.