Changing Arts and Minds: It’s time to talk about mental health and wellbeing in the creative sector

Ulster University ( and wellbeing charity Inspire ( have come together on the SHoWCaSE: A snapshot of health and well-being in the creative sector project. This is designed to understand the health and wellbeing of people in the creative industries. It is well known that those in the creative sector make a vital and varied contribution to the health and wellbeing of society; however, little attention is paid to the health and wellbeing of those working in the creative sector.

We want to survey people working in the creative industry to find out more about how they work, how they feel and how they cope with the challenges and rewards that the industry offers. This is an important piece of work because we want to use the results of this research to provide recommendation and resources to improve the support available to people working right across the creative industries.

Full information is given on the link below, and if you have any questions, you are welcome to contact the lead researcher (Gillian) on

This text and the study to which it refers have been approved by the School of Psychology Ethics Filter Committee, Ulster University. Please feel free to forward on to any of your friends or colleagues in the sector who you feel might wish their views to be heard.

You can find out more and access the survey at

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