Who we are
Waterford Healing Arts is Ireland’s leading arts and health programme, based at University Hospital Waterford (UHW). We bring arts experiences to the bedside of patients at UHW and other healthcare settings, and to people living in the community. We are part of Réalta, the National Body for Arts + Health in Ireland.
What we do
Waterford Healing Arts supports people in hospital and other healthcare settings, and people living in the community, to make and experience the arts – music, visual art, creative writing, storytelling. In this way, we seek to promote creativity, connection and discovery, to reduce isolation, anxiety and stress, and to remember that beauty still exists, even during a difficult time.
How to help
Our work lifts spirits, reduces isolation and brings light and hope at what can be a difficult time in a person’s life. Would you like to support patients and residents in healthcare settings to experience these benefits?
Two exhibitions by Prof Afif EL-Khuffash launch in Waterford 1 October – 31 October 2023 ‘We’re Breastfeeding Friendly Waterford’ in partnership with Réalta/Waterford Healing Arts present two exhibitions by Neonatologist and Artist, Prof Afif EL-Khuffash. The...
Réalta, the National Body for Arts + Health in Ireland, has just announced the programme for Arts + Health: Check Up Check In 2023. Themed Making Connections, this leading national arts and health event will have a special focus on mental health this year, and will...
Réalta/Waterford Healing Arts will celebrate Culture Night 2023 by bringing its Healing Sounds live music session to patients in the South East Palliative Care Centre at University Hospital Waterford (UHW) from 6pm. This special acoustic session will see Waterford...
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