How the arts and mental health can have a positive connection


In these difficult pandemic times, studies have shown that taking part in creative arts activities can benefit your mental health and wellbeing. Photo: The Star/Azhar Mahfof

Commune For Arts, a free virtual programme organised by theatre actor/director Ho Lee Ching, has been set up to help people deal with the pandemic and manage their mental health.

This goodwill initiative, which will run for three months via Zoom, is supported by the Cultural Economy Development Agency’s (Cendana) Performing Arts Presentation Funding Programme 2020 and done in collaboration with the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac) and the Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA).

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