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New research into individual subjective wellbeing has pointed to an increase in wellbeing in America.

Public Health England has published a framework for evaluating arts activities designed to support health and wellbeing.

The Local Government Association has published guidance for tackling loneliness including establishing community choirs and engaging with local voluntary organisations.

Over the next few months, LAHF is planning a series of roundtable discussions to explore specific areas of interest in arts and health to bring together people working in particular aspects of practice. is a new digital service aiming to improve wellbeing by connecting readers with book curators who make personalised recommendations of fiction intended to offer them a fresh perspective on life.

Arts Council England has published a series of essays on the health benefits of the arts by authors including Andrew Marr and Jan Burkhardt.

The Care Quality Commission is conducting a survey into significant proposed changes to the way it inspects and monitors the provision of health and social care.

The London Voluntary Service Council has published a map showing the different models of social prescribing in London as part of a wider review of social prescribing.

An independent poll of older people found 75% found that culture was important to their happiness and 60% saw it as important in making them feel healthy.

The deadline for events to be included in this year’s Creativity and Wellbeing Week is 11 March 2016.