Live Well Make Art is an informal network in Greater Manchester that promotes creative health. Our members work primarily in the arts, heritage, health, care, voluntary and education sectors. They all believe that creative activities can improve people's health and wellbeing while also helping to reduce societal and health inequalities.

LWMA members share knowledge, information and practices, and they collaborate to create communities where creativity is an everyday aspect of our lives, as well as health and social care systems. We want a healthy Greater Manchester, where everyone can enjoy and benefit from arts and creative activities.

There has never been a more crucial or exciting time to promote the importance of culture and creativity in living happy and healthy lives. This blog will be a place where we share news, events & opportunities. If you have something to share please email us at

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Wednesday 28 February 2024

Professional Development: Survey Findings

In May 2023, the University of Manchester & NHS GM commissioned a survey to understand the professional development, training, and support needs of Creative Health Practitioners across Greater Manchester (GM).


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Friday 16 June 2023

Do you deliver creative activities that support the health and wellbeing of participants?

We are looking to connect with creative health practitioners to help us develop our 3 year vision for Live Well Make Art.

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Wednesday 12 April 2023

Help us Map Creative Health

If your organisation supports or provides any activity in which people explore their creativity, culture and/or heritage to the benefit of their health and wellbeing we would be very grateful if you could complete this short survey.

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Wednesday 12 April 2023

Survey on professional development, training and support needs for creative health practitioners.

We are currently surveying creative health practitioners regarding their professional development, training and support needs. 
This will be used to inform the delivery of the GM Creative Health Strategy, and will support the Organisations of Hope research projectwhich aims to identify how creative health can reduce health inequities.

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Tuesday 3 January 2023

GM Creative Health Strategy

Greater Manchester has committed to becoming a creative health city region. This means that GM will be the first city region in the world to realise the power of creativity, culture and heritage in addressing inequities and improving the health and wellbeing of its residents.

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Wednesday 9 November 2022

Create+ Short Film - Lime Art

This short film from Lime focuses on their new staff wellbeing programme at Manchester Foundation Trust. It has ben designed for NHS managers but open to anyone who is interested in finding our more about the NHS workforce programme.
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Thursday 22 September 2022

LWMA in Brinnington - Film

In 2017 Busha Productions were commissioned to make a well-being video in the Manchester, Stockport and Tameside area. This  video looks at Brinnington in Stockport.

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Thursday 28 July 2022

'Well?' A LWMA Film

'Well?' explores the connection between arts, health and wellbeing and how that impacts young people across Greater Manchester.

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Sunday 10 July 2022

LWMA Case Study

Thirty six people interested in a healthier Greater Manchester gathered to discuss how we could help address the area’s significant health inequalities and poorer levels of healthy life expectancy.

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