Creativity and Mental Health: How one scholar poet harnesses the power of creativity for social change

In this episode, we are joined by the amazing Brighton based scholar-activist and spoken word artist, AFLO. the poet.  She answers young people’s questions on her creative process and discusses how social activism helps her to express lived experiences and challenge dominant narratives, particularly in relation to the Black Lives Matter movement. You can find AFLO on Instagram and Facebook @AFLO.thepoet

Studies have shown that engaging in creative activities can help our mental wellbeing. Creativity can also help young people communicate their feelings and experiences that are otherwise difficult to express. Throughout history, artists and creative thinkers have used creativity to spread messages and raise awareness on issues of inequality and social injustice. Discover how AFLO. the poet harnesses the power of creativity for social change.

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Many thanks to our e-wellbeing Ambassadors for their questions in this episode and to Phoebe for joining us as a guest co-host. To find out how to get involved with e-wellbeing’s Ambassador Programme, head to

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