Maternal Journal – Championing ‘Arts in Health’ Initiatives in Maternity

L. Godfrey-Issacs

May 10, 2020

Happy Mother’s Day! Maternal Journal explores the therapeutic potential of journaling in pregnancy and early parenthood as a way of promoting wellbeing and positive mental health. Creative strategies, such as arts in health initiatives are increasingly attracting interest as a way of positively affecting mental health, long-term physical health problems and other social issues like isolation and loneliness.

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Artists and scientists alike are focused on exploring the world and try to understand the universe through introspection, examination and experimentation. Their differences in perspective and methodology can lead to novel dialogue. Combining scientific exploration with creative expression offers unique opportunities for forming new knowledge, discovery and creativity. To tackle the intractable challenges of our global society requires a brand new language – a language of interdisciplinarity, interconnectedness, and intersectionality. Relational Space provides an immersive space for artistic expression and scholarly knowledge exchange with focus on Evidence-based Art: Art presented in relation to empirically supported ideas to promote transformational social change. Relational Space encourages communication and collaboration among artists, scientists, policy-makers and community activists. Our vision sees a more just and sustainable world, inspired by art and transformed through truth. 

 

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