Art Connects Mental Health: A Time to Breathe is a two-year European wide transnational partnership project that provides education, training and awareness-raising at national and European levels using creative processes to promote positive mental health and emotional wellbeing with young people.
Led by Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality, based in Ireland, six partner organisations are coming together to create a Europe-wide Creative Arts for Health and Well Being Hub. This online, interactive, learning resource centre will support the role of the arts to promote physical and emotional positive mental health and wellbeing for all.
The project recognises that with the mental health challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, young people may need extra attention and support. Building synergies between the arts, youth education, and health and wellbeing, this project supports the role of the arts to promote positive mental health and emotional wellbeing, to overcome stress and anxiety and to build resilience across Europe. A Time to Breathe aims to strengthen links across Europe in relation to the arts, education and positive mental health and wellbeing with and by young people.
A Time to Breathe is supported by Erasmus+. The partners are Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality, Dublin, Ireland (lead partner); Ente acli istruzione professionale piemonte, (ENTE) Torino, Italy; Euroreso, Naples, Italy; European Centre in Training for Employment, Rethymno, Greece; Fundacion Intras, Valladolid, Spain and Youth Peace Group Danube, Vukovar, Croatia.