The Art & Social Change project wants to contribute to developing an innovative training programme aimed at strengthening transversal competences of health staff working with people in recovery from substance misuse and dual diagnosis.

Art & Social Change is establishing a series of interdisciplinary groups composed of:
  • artists
  • health professionals and 
  • people in long term recovery 
to explore the impact of the arts to deliver better quality services, with increased capacity to establish and create empathetic environments centred around collective relationship development that support equality of voice







Following our first learning event, the project group intends to explore how art has been used successfully in addiction recovery and develop training to increase: 
  • awareness of,
  • engagement with, and
  • accessibility to such support.
We believe in embedding an action learning approach that can support health workers as well as improve outcomes for people in recovery, and in the process challenge misconceptions that contribute to stigmas.

We are particularly keen to amplify the messages emerging from the ‘Recoverist’ movement in the UK and develop training to inform and support health care professionals, building on successful pilot work in Italy.
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