Patients suffering from stress @ the Brugmann hospital in Brussels, Belgium, will soon be prescribed visits to a selection of museums, in an effort to combat mental health problems caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Doctors at the hospital will be able to prescribe visits to Brussels’ Sewer Museum, the Fashion & Lace Museum, the Contemporary Art Center, the Guardian reported.
Museums on Grand Place – which include the Brussels City Museum and the Maison du Roi – will also be included in the program. It’s thought that such a visit could help the patient’s mental health.
The occupational prescriptions will be trialed over three months, after which the data will be analyzed to see whether such schemes are successful and should be expanded.
Accentuating stress, burnout and other pathologies, has confirmed the relevance of such a project, noting that studies have shown art can be beneficial for health, both mental and physical.
Hope is that all museums in Brussels would provide “free access and support” to vulnerable visitors suffering from mental health problems if the results of the trial are positive.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2021.