UK National Arts

Wellbeing Collective

Wellbeing in the Arts, Culture and Heritage sectors

Welcome to UK NAWC


A New Resource



                                      OpenMind Wellbeing


OpenMind helps workplaces across the UK create diverse, inclusive and sustainable wellbeing programmes built on human connection and community. Their online platform, CARE, enables this by Connecting organisations with a large pool of wellbeing services and professionals, Administering bookings from end to end with support around internal promotion, providing regular Reporting with insightful data.  All of these enabling the workplace to Evolve, spending their valuable time on ensuring they continue to listen to their people and stay diverse and inclusive all in a sustainable way.


One of our Newest Members



                       Leeds Arts Health and Wellbeing Network 

The Network was set up in 2019 to enable different sectors to work together, supporting Leeds residents to live fulfilling lives. The network contains a wide range of members: 

  • researchers and academics, 

  • large art organisations and individual artists, 

  • policy makers and city leaders,

  • health and care professionals

  • and some people who hold many or none of the above roles but who are very passionate about the role that the arts can play in wellbeing. 

The network is led by their members and we would encourage anyone who shares their interest to join them, particularly if they feel they can give to or gain from the network."


Their sign up form can be found at:

Twitter: @LeedsAHWN



During the recent PLASA exhibition, members of the UK NAWC team were lucky enough to experience, Mig Burgess' thought provoking Blackout immersive mental health installation.  This has been an initiative between Guildford School of Acting's Mig and Dr Paul Hanna, a research director in Clinical Psychology at the University of Surrey around Bipolar type 2 disorder.

We hope to bring you further information about this important work in the very near future.

Almost 60 !

 As a result of a recent article by Collective Co-Founder, Laura Edralin, , our membership is now just under 60 individuals and organisations, with more joining daily.  

We are also pleased to say that, following the Wellbeing session at the PLASA Exhibition at Olympia, we will hopefully be working with Rose Bruford's  Pat O'Toole, to provide you with some further wellbeing resources, as well as creating further links to learning and training establishments.


Strategic Partners


We are proud to announce that the inaugural Strategic Partners meeting for the UK National Arts Wellbeing Collective was held on Thursday 05 September 2019 at the offices of SOLT& UK Theatre.  The meeting was a great success and work has started in confirming the Strategy and way-forward for the Collective.  The following organisations have agreed to work together for the benefit of the members:

   Association of British Theatre Technicians
   Birmingham Royal Ballet
   Historic Royal Palaces
   IOSH Theatre Advisory Group
   Northamptonshire Arts Management Trust
   Production Services Association

   Professional Lighting and Sound Association
   Royal Albert Hall
   SFL Group
   Snape Maltings Creative Campus
   Society of London Theatre & UK Theatre
   Southbank Sinfonia
   The Football Association
   Tri-borough Music Hub


It was however agreed that it would be difficult to hold another members day in 2019 due to the busy Christmas period of most organisations.

The SPs will be meeting again in January next year to plan the future events for 2020 and we will update you all about these in due course.

Who are we

We are individuals and organisations who are committed to improve the health and wellbeing of people working with or for us in the arts, cultural and heritage employment sectors of the UK.

Upcoming Events
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Youth Mental Health First Aider Courses provided by
Orchestra Conductor on Stage
Health and wellbeing information
Charities and organisations
that can assist you


Postal Address:


The Health and Safety Team, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, LONDON, SW7 2AP


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