Prescribing art for mental health

Discover how engaging with art can improve your mental health and wellbeing ⎮ 29 min listen

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In this time of social isolation, many of us have turned to getting creative ... baking bread, picking up a paintbrush or checking out online theatre performances and virtual gallery tours. Now there’s research on whether prescribing art could help with mental health conditions, such as depression. Take a dose of culture for your wellbeing by listening to Prescribing art for mental health.


Danielle Gullotta Access Programs Producer, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Prof Katherine Boydell Professor of Mental Health, Black Dog institute

Mitch Lewis Arts on Prescription program participant

Cecile Casanova Arts on Prescription program participant

Further Information

Culture Dose: Art for Wellbeing 

Arts on Prescription

All in the Mind

Lynne Malcolm produced & presented this podcast series via, Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio

All in the Mind is RN’s exploration of all things mental—a program about the mind, brain and behaviour, and the endlessly fascinating interactions between them. From dreaming to depression, memory to imagination, psychotherapy to psychopathy, emotion to obsession, All in the Mind explores the human condition through the mind’s eye. While many aspects of our minds remain seductively mysterious, new light is being shed on the way we think and the way we relate to each other all the time. All in the Mind brings together a diverse range of ideas and human experiences through the voices of great thinkers and powerful personal stories.