The healing power of creativity

The diverse nature of the UK population has gone hand in hand with an ever-changing representation of its people. But to what extent have these identities been created by those who truly understand the complexities of each community? Can these new identities be harmful? And how can cultural activities and art help to bridge the gap between policy and people?

Dr Qulsom Fazil, a social/cultural psychologist in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences, believes that community-based projects that embrace art and culture could be the key to unlocking more accurate representations of people, and in doing so, better healthcare provision for all.