LAHF supports artists and health professionals across the whole of London and beyond, promoting excellence and engagement in the field of arts and wellbeing, and extending the reach of the arts to communities and individuals who would otherwise be excluded. Many people are excluded from mainstream arts opportunities, yet it is often these people whose health and wellbeing could be most enhanced through such engagement.

Through its activities, LAHF works to promote, develop and support the understanding of what the arts can do to contribute to a healthy society, in London and nationally, and by so doing to encourage the use of the arts in settings beyond the mainstream. 

The organisation’s key ambition for the next five years is to explicitly widen the focus of activities to encompass all sections of society, at risk of exclusion from arts provision, but for whom access to arts activities could enhance wellbeing, social inclusion and strengthen communities.

LAHF’s mission is underpinned by key values and a determination to lead by example in these respects:

  • To ensure that the organisation models good practice in its dealings with the public, colleagues and partners
  • To ensure that the organisation works in an inclusive manner, enabling access, equality of opportunity and encouraging environmental responsibility
  • To ensure that the organisation at all times fulfils its written and unwritten responsibilities as a publicly funded body.

Who we are

London Arts in Health Forum is a well established London-based charity which works to develop the reach of the arts and culture focusing on the interaction of the arts, creativity and wellbeing.  LAHF works to promote, research, improve and develop greater awareness of the benefits of the arts in protecting and preserving wellbeing.

LAHF began as a membership organisation and despite dropping membership fees in 2007 has maintained a strong relationship with its subscribers and supporters. Events are well attended and LAHF has strong links with other organisations working across the country with similar aims. For ten years much of LAHF’s work has been supported by Arts Council England.

LAHF is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. It is governed by a Board of Trustees and is run by a small staff team.

The team

Jenni ReganJenni Regan is LAHF's Director. Jenni spent over a decade at the BBC producing news and current affairs programmes, as well as mentoring young people in film projects. Her most recent position was with the mental health charity Mind as Media Engagement and Awards Manager leading the yearly awards which celebrate good coverage of mental health and working with the media and art organisations to improve portrayals of mental health.


Neil Parker is LAHF's Festival Co-ordinator appointed in 2012.  He looks after the websites including the London Creativity and Wellbeing, and National Alliance sites.  Maintaining the organisations accounts systems and records.




From time to time, LAHF works with other arts professionals, researchers, artists and clinicians to deliver specific projects and activity bringing together arts, health and wellbeing.

London Arts in Health Forum is a registered charity (No.1135543) and a company limited by guarantee (No. 06939695) whose registered office is at: 75 Maygrove Road, London, NW6 2EG