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From the outset, The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance is keen to prioritise the perspective of people who have benefitted from the health and wellbeing impact of culture.

In order to support the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance, a network of organisations with shared interests and values has been established to help guide our work and collaborate with us.

I am delighted to be able to contribute to the first issue of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance bulletin in my new role as President.

Public Health England has published an updated list of all the Directors of Public Health in each local authority in England.

Sport England and Mind have announced a £1.5m programme of activity to engage people experiencing mental ill health in physical activity.

The Mayor of London has published a draft culture strategy which has health and wellbeing as one of its core priority areas.

The Government has launched a consultation on civil society to find out how it can better support communities, charities and business to improve the lives of everyone in society.

Age UK has included the arts in a new checklist of top tips for older people and those around them, on how to avoid mental ill health as they age, and how to get to a better place again if this happens.

New guidance from Public Health England endorses the value of arts engagement as a tool for improved mental and physical health for women in prison.

A new national award celebrating the contribution of the arts and humanities to improving healthcare, health and wellbeing has been launched by The Arts and Humanities Research Council, in association with the Wellcome Trust.

The Government has published proposals for legislation to improve community integration which includes advocating the role of culture in community wellbeing.

As part of its strategy review, HLF has published the findings of research with National Lottery players that advocates investment in heritage activity that alleviates social issues.

The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing has published its second report into the development of the museums, health and wellbeing sector.

Arts Council of Wales is proposing to support an arts and health co-ordinator to every Health Board in Wales along with resourcing a Welsh Arts and Health Network.

The Office for National Statistics is developing new tools to measure loneliness and has published initial analysis to measure the frequency of people’s feelings of loneliness.