All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing was launched in January 2014. Peers and MPs with a shared interest in the field of arts and health come together for regular events to hear about and discuss the latest developments relevant to current policy priorities.

The first Officers of the APPG were:

Co-Chair: Rt Hon Paul Burstow MP (Liberal Democrats)
Co-Chair: Rt Hon Lord Howarth of Newport CBE (Labour)
Co-Chair: Sarah Newton MP (Conservative)
Vice-Chair: Dr Sarah Newton MP (Conservative)
Vice-Chair: Rt Hon Frank Dobson MP

Following the General Election in May 2015 the APPG on Arts, Health and Wellbeing was re-convened and the first AGM in the new parliament was on June 22nd 2015. The following Officers were elected:

Chair and Registered Contact: Jason McCartney MP (Conservative)
Co-Chair: Rt Hon. Lord Howarth of Newport (Labour)
Vice-Chair: Rt Hon. Fiona Mactaggart MP (Labour)
Treasurer: Maggie Throup MP (Conservative)

At the AGM on 11th July 2016 the following Officers were elected:

Chair and Registered Contact: Jason McCartney MP (Conservative)
Co-Chair: Rt Hon. Lord Howarth of Newport (Labour)
Vice-Chair: Rt Hon. Fiona Mactaggart MP (Labour)
Treasurer: Baroness Andrews OBE (Labour)

Annual reports, including financial statements, and minutes from the 2015 and 2016 AGMs can be downloaded below.

Since its inception the APPG on Arts, Health and Wellbeing has hosted a number of events and you can find out more information about each of them here.

In November 2015 the APPG launched a two year Arts, Health and Wellbeing Inquiry in collaboration with King’s College London and in partnership with Guy’s and St Thomas’s Charity and the Royal Society for Public Health Special Interest Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing. The Inquiry is funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Wellcome Trust. You can download the Inquiry document here. A Call for Practice Examples to inform the Inquiry ended on 19th August 2016. You can find out more about the Call here.

Read the All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing Submission to the DCMS white paper consultation here.

The secretariat for the APPG is provided by the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing, supported by LAHF. Alex Coulter, Director of Arts & Health South West, manages the APPG secretariat and the email is: appgahw@gmail.com

This is not an official website of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It hasn't been approved by either House or its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed on this webpage are those of the group.

Minutes for round tables are on the events page. Documents related to general meetings of the APPG can be downloaded here:

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All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing Terms of Reference.pdf112.74 KB
Minutes Inaugural APPG Meeting January 15th 2014.pdf116.73 KB
Notes Summary for APPG on Arts Health and Wellbeing 11th February 2014.pdf115.28 KB
Notes from the APPG on Arts Health and Wellbeing AGM 19th January 2015.pdf120.11 KB
APPG on Arts Health and Wellbeing Annual Report 2015.pdf129.76 KB
APPGAHW submission to DCMS.pdf212.66 KB
Notes from the APPG on Arts, Health and Wellbeing AGM 11th July 2016.pdf17.21 KB
APPG Report 2015-16 .pdf223.41 KB
AHW Inquiry June 2016.pdf377.26 KB
Supported using public funding by the Arts Council England