Arts in Health

Caregivers encourage patients and their families to use free self-expression through various creative medians as a form of psychotherapy.

NOTE: Winship volunteer opportunities have been temporarily suspended in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

At Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, we are dedicated to healing the patient's overall health and personal sense of well-being.

To better aid our patients, with the help of our caregivers, we have organized art therapy programs for patients, their families, and the entire Winship community. Additionally, we have volunteer musicians who perform in our lobbies and waiting rooms.

Research shows that participating in creative activities improves a patient's:

  • Mental health
  • Emotional health
  • Stress and anxiety levels
  • Confidence
  • Physiological responses to traditional treatment
  • Feeling of a safe space to explore and express thoughts and emotions.

Our Arts in Health Program at Winship strives to provide patients with different experiences including participatory and environmental arts. Whether they are engaged in painting, jewelry making, drawing, writing or enjoying musicians, art exhibits, and visual art demonstrations, patients are offered a variety of activities that enhance their experience while in treatment. 

Become an Arts in Health Volunteer

Are you an artist or a musician? Are you creative? Volunteer to share your talent with patients, family members and caregivers at Winship in our Arts in Health therapy program. All volunteers are required to volunteer between 4-8 hours a month. Additionally, they must meet the same requirements as our clinic volunteers.

Please contact Volunteer Services to inquire or for more information.

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