A Society of Readers

The new Demos report (commissioned by The Reading Agency) describes the evidence that reading can help to combat loneliness, and acts as a tool to protect future generations from the loneliness epidemic. The report recommends greater government investment in reading.

Research report recommends music in care

A new national report from Live Music Now and the University of Winchester recommends suggests that live music is 'essential' to all UK care homes.

RSPH SIG Research Corner November 2018

Each month the Arts in Health Special Interest Group at the RSPH curates a short collection of recent peer-reviewed papers that may be useful for practitioners and researchers working in this area.

Summary of evidence on wellbeing and sporting/cultural activities

The What Works Centre for Wellbeing has a new blog detailing the key findings from NatCen social research, based on linked data from the four waves of Understanding Society surveys of adults and young people that included questions

RSPH SIG Research Corner October 2018

This is the first of the Royal Society for Public Health's Research Corner series for the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance.

The Arts in Prison: Special edition of the Prison Service Journal

The 239th issue of the HM Prison Service’s peer-reviewed journal is a Special Edition on Arts in Prison edited by Dr Michael Fiddler and National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance steering group member Alli Black.

Aesop/BOP Active Ingredients report

Aesop and BOP Consulting have published a new approach to helping practitioners and commissioners in the arts and social sectors to understand more about how arts interventions actually work.

BMJ study suggests art therapy carries important information for clinicians

A US study led by Dr Girija Kaimal suggests that artwork created during therapy offered to service men and women may convey valuable information to the treating clinicians about patterns of resilience and risk.

The study was funded by the US National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

Art therapy and veterans

Research published in the International Journal of Art Therapy provides an overview of short and long-term art therapy treatment for military service members with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.

Group singing and Post Natal Depression

A new study published in The British Journal of Psychiatry has shown a positive correlation between participation in group singing workshops and an improvement in recovery from the symptoms of Post Natal Depression.


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