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A new report has called for health commissioners to fund and support good evaluation of the impact of the voluntary and charitable sector on health.

New research published by BMJ Open suggests that membership of social groups such as book clubs, sports clubs or choirs after retirement is linked with improved health and wellbeing.

A new report has revealed a £236m or 17% decline in local authority cultural spending since 2010. London boroughs saw the largest cuts in arts and culture spending; 19 per cent between 2010 and 2015.

A reading list of 35 books selected by mental health experts and young people has been launched with the aim of supporting young people’s mental health.