The impact of the arts on the well-being of young people


The Arts, Health and Wellbeing,  is a recent report by the Cultural Learning Alliance and Place2B addressing youth mental health and the impact of the arts. The short report is certainly worth the read, but a few key points are highlighted below:

Mental health:

  • Young people are twice as likely to report feeling depressed than their 1980 counterparts
  • Youth in the UK rank a worrying 14th out of 15 countries for well-being
  • The annual cost of metal ill health is between £11,030 and £59,130 per child

Prevention and the arts:

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