Publications

Life Story Work for People with Dementia, Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary People

This new book sets out the benefits of using a life story approach for people living with dementia and provides guidance for good practice.

Theatre for children in hospital

This new book looks at the place of theatre for children who are hospitalized, showing how powerfully it can enhance their social and mental wellbeing.

Prison education review recommends greater arts provision

'Unlocking Potential: A review of education in prison'.

Published by the Ministry of Justice, Dame Sally Coates review recommends ‘greater provision of high quality creative arts’ as a means to improve general access to education and employment.

The Art of Commissioning: Report and video from the Cultural Commissioning Programme

A report and video resulting from the three-year Cultural Commissioning Programme, designed to help health commissioners better engage with the arts and cultural sector.

Examination of the use of the arts to improve health and healing in WA hospitals

The report is the first project undertaken by the new WA Arts and Health Consortium, established in response to Australia’s 2014 National Arts and Health Framework.

Correlations between health and happiness

John Appleby looks at the correlation between health and happiness for the BMJ.

A healthier life for all: The case for cross-government action

The Health Foundation and the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group have co-published a set of essays examining the case for cross government action to improve health.

Arts, health & wellbeing: Reflections on building a UK research network

An account is provided of a UK national seminar series on Arts, Health and Wellbeing funded by the Economic and Social Research Council during 2012–13. Four seminars were organised addressing current issues and challenges facing the field.

King’s Fund arts in hospitals

The King’s Fund has published a retrospective reflecting on its commissioning of arts activity in hospitals from 1979 to 2010.

http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/library/blog/art-hospitals

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