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LAHF is supporting the campaign organised by arts organisation 64 million artists to get people trying out creative activities every day in January.

New research in Canada has explored the impact of economic uncertainties and inequality on cultural and civic participation and on subjective wellbeing.

Cultures of Nature and Wellbeing is a new 2-year AHRC funded research project exploring links between literature, health and environmentalism over the last century.

The Carnegie UK Trust is seeking information on the approach of different cities around the world to wellbeing.

The new Chair of the Arts Council of Wales has called on the Welsh Government to increase support for creative arts activity and arts therapies to improve health.

Researchers have identified a link between everyday creative activity and an “upward spiral” of increased wellbeing and creativity in young adults.

The Government-led Libraries Taskforce has published its ambitions for libraries citing their role in helping people live “healthier and happier lives” as a priority.

The 2017 Advancing Healthcare Awards has introduced a category for innovation in mental health services which aims to recognise the work of music, art and dramatherapists.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is planning changes to the way the public can help guide its areas of focus in the future.

A systematic review has shown that music and singing activities can enhance and maintain subjective wellbeing in healthy adults.

Arts activities have been cited as a key tool in preventing dementia in guidance prepared for health commissioners.

Following the report of the AHRC Cultural Value Project earlier this year, King’s College London is undertaking a scoping project to explore how research into the impact of culture on society might best be supported in the future.

Three leading health charities have warned of a potential £1.9 billion adult social care funding gap caused by local authority cuts and rising demand.

Community dance organisation People Dancing has published a survey providing a snapshot of current practice in older people’s dance.

The results of Arts Development UK’s annual survey of local authority spending on the arts shows a projects fall of £26m (13%) in the current year as opposed to 2015/16.

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