The pieces within this section explore some of the theoretical links between education, arts and mental health promotion. Contributed by arts, education and health specialists, the presentations cast light on the ways in which participatory arts and mental health promotion within schools and their communities can contribute to the wellbeing of children and young people.

Connecting Arts, Education & Health

Arts, education and health approaches can provide vital connections for young people – within themselves, to each other and to their communities.

Promoting Mental Health

Key messages, important considerations and an introduction to the “transaction of hope” that can help children and young people have stronger and more fulfilled lives.

Arts & Mental Health

There is growing evidence to support what many artists already know – that participating in the arts can be good for mental health

Schools & Wellbeing

Catholic and state education systems have developed policies, strategies, and approaches to support student wellbeing.