Pathways to Wellbeing is a museum-based community engagement programme, led by the Holburne Museum, with art at its heart. It supports people with lived experience of mental health issues, social isolation and homelessness to engage with local heritage and creative art activities, delivering measurable improvements in mental health and wellbeing.
Artwork created by Pathways to Wellbeing participants. See more work on our Instagram page.
About the Project
Pathways to Wellbeing is an innovative project bringing museums, art galleries and mental health and support organisations together to work in partnership across the city of Bath. Four different Pathways groups meet at the Holburne and partner museums, offering people the chance to try art for the first time and explore their creativity in supported, safe and inspiring spaces. The programme offers long-term support and engagement opportunities and recognises that life-transforming change happens over time as trust and confidence are built.
This innovative programme is managed by The Holburne Museum with support from museum and gallery partners; Bath Preservation Trust, American Museum & Gardens and The Andrew Brownsword Gallery at The Edge, University of Bath. We also work with Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and Creativity Works .