Arts Care deliver arts training to promote positive mental health in vulnerable older people

Arts Council of Northern Ireland,
12 May 2021, Northern Ireland

Arts Care, one of the leading arts, health and well-being organisations based in Northern Ireland, has been providing an online arts training programme to healthcare workers with the aim of upskilling staff and giving them the confidence to deliver arts activities to vulnerable older people in residential care settings.  To date 150 healthcare staff have signed up to take part in the training which is funded by The National Lottery, Baring Foundation and Public Health Agency, through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Arts and Older People Programme.