About Creativity4Health – fostering creativity

It's surely every parent and carers ambition to have healthy and creative children. The only thing is it is hard to come up with ideas that are both easy, fun and imaginative. We have been asking a whole load of people what their favourite ideas for activities to do with their kids that are both healthy and creative. We have asked artists, dancers, parents, teachers, musicians, youth theatre leaders, storytellers, and young people of course - and these are some of their favourite suggestions. We hope they will put you on the right track, and that you and your kids will have a lot of fun together. Of course these are just a few ideas – with your own imagination I am sure you can come up with a few ideas of your own.
So what are you waiting for – get out there and have some creative healthy fun together!

Building a Creative Community

We want this website to be the first place that people come to for creative inspiration. If you or your friends have done an activity that you think other people would enjoy, share it with us, and it could end up in the 'creative kitchen'. The more suggestions we receive the better. The only rule is that it’s got to be fun!.


Overview and funding

Creativity4health is a 3 year project and is just one of 62 projects that are part of the NHS South East Chances4Change portfolio. Chances4Change is funded by the Big Lottery Fund wellbeing program in the South East and Arts Council England. The Creativity4Health project is delivered through a range of creative arts facilitated by 18 South East local authority partners to improve the mental, emotional and physical health and wellbeing of looked after children and care leavers. Wherever, possible Creativity4Health encourages, enables and equips foster carers to mutually participate in these activities alongside children and young people.