The Research Centre for Arts and Wellbeing at Edge Hill University, in collaboration with the International Arts Therapies Doctoral Alliance, New York University and the World Health Organisation (WHO) are delighted to share with you presentations and panel discussion recordings from the online summit Arts and Therapies in the Time of the Pandemic.

This week saw the release of a 20 min presentation by Christopher Bailey, Arts & Health Lead WHO, who together with prominent international arts therapists Dr Nisha Sajnani, Prof Vicky Karkou, Prof Felicity Baker and Dr Azizah Abdullah, recorded a 40 min panel discussion exploring the role of the arts and arts therapies in the context of the pandemic.

All the videos are available on the Research Centre for Arts and Wellbeing website where there is a dedicated page with video links and biographies, we hope you find this a useful and inspiring resource.

To whet your appetite here is a quick taste of the panel discussion below, the full version can be found on the website following the link above.

You can either comment on the videos themselves or please use this Twitter link for comments or creative responses which are very much welcomed #artstherapiescovid19

If you are interested in the International Arts Therapies Doctoral Alliance at the Creative Arts Therapies Consortium, New York University please visit for more information.