CLS is delighted to be a creative partner of the innovative participatory arts programme at the Tessa Jowell Health Centre in East Dulwich. Led by Dulwich Picture Gallery in partnership with the NHS, the programme aims to promote wellbeing through weekly creative arts sessions. Southwark Link Workers refer people to sessions that help support mental health (particularly anxiety), chronic pain management, sedentary issues, social isolation and loneliness.

CLS’s Mindful Music sessions provide a welcoming space for participants to connect with live music and mindfulness activities. Sessions encourage people to step away from the everyday and take a moment for self-care and stillness. Led by CLS musicians with expertise in mindful practises, participants are guided through activities that give time for breathing, visualisations and soft movement accompanied by live music.

One attendee commented that the Mindful Music session had left them with feelings of ‘harmony and inner joy’. 

You can find out more about how the project embeds art and health in the local community on the website of the Dulwich Picture Gallery.