Health & Wellbeing Service - Manchester

Arts and Culture Project


Health Trainers have been working with Manchester Council’s Culture Team on a programme to introduce cultural attendance as a new way of working with people to improve health and wellbeing.

They have, where clients have shown interest and where they considered it appropriate and beneficial have referred people they are working with into one of six participating cultural institutions in Manchester:

  • The Royal Exchange,
  • Manchester Art Gallery,
  • People’s History Museum,
  • Band on the Wall,
  • The Central Library,
  • The National Cycling Centre.

Attending a cultural event can improve your quality of life and your sense of wellbeing as well as being great entertainment!

Please click on the link below to read a case study about how arts and culture attendance has helped improve an individual’s health and wellbeing and also an evaluation of the project so far. You can also check out the ‘What’s on Guide’ to find out about some of the activities and shows at venues in Manchester.