Surveys and consultations

Covid-19 online singing sessions survey launched

Canterbury Christ Church University’s Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health has launched a national survey on the measures taken by Singing for Health Groups and Community Choirs to keep singing during the lockdown. The study is gathering information on how online platforms like Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Hangouts have been used to help them continue their work. 

Singing for Health Groups and Community Choirs provide valuable support to those with long-term health conditions and those with a history of mental health challenges.

UCL survey of Covid-19 adult health behaviours study seeks participants

A study aimed at understanding the impact of Covid-19 on adult behaviours which contribute most to avoidable deaths in the UK has been launched by the UCL Department of Behavioural Science & Health and the UCL Centre for Behaviour Change. The survey, produced in collaboration with Action on Smoking and Health, Public Health England and Cancer Research UK, examines how the coronavirus pandemic has affected adult tobacco use, nicotine use (vaping), exercise, diet and alcohol use.

Call to contribute to Culture, Health & Wellbeing survey

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA), Arts Culture Health and Wellbeing Scotland (ACHWS) and the Wales Arts, Health & Wellbeing Network (WAHWN) are calling for anyone involved in the management or delivery of culture, health and wellbeing projects and services in the UK to complete a short survey by 11 May.

Can real life recovery stories help with your own mental health?

The NEON Collection is the world’s largest collection of real-life mental health recovery stories. Researchers from the Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham are running a trial looking at the benefits of accessing other people’s recovery stories. Participants will have online access to the world’s largest collection of recovery stories for up to one year. If you’d like to take part you can find more information here. Everything is online, and there is no face-to-face contact.

 

Social study of Covid-19 to examine impact of social isolation

MARCH Network has launched a study into the psychological and social experiences of Covid-19 in the UK.

The study aims to understand the effects of social isolation on individuals. The results will be used to track trajectories of mental health and loneliness in the UK over the coming weeks, identify which groups are most at risk, and understand the effects of any potentially protective activities people could be engaging in.

Call to contribute to study on AHRC future research priorities

Prof Helen Chatterjee and Dr Linda Thomson of UCL and Dr Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt of Kings College London are conducting research on behalf of the Arts and Humanities Research Council regarding future research priorities about inequalities across the UK. The aim of the research is  to understand more about regional disparities across arts, culture, health, the outdoors and other community-based research, social prescribing and other areas of public health research.

Launch of world's largest study into impact of arts on health

King’s College London and UCL have launched the world’s largest ever study into the impact and scalability of arts interventions on physical and mental health

Call to contribute to research into arts and museum interventions

Research is being conducted into best practices regarding arts and museum interventions with a focus on pain management, loneliness and social isolation

Call to contribute to research on wellbeing

Researchers at the University of Bristol are conducting research in order to better understand wellbeing and are seeking people to take part in an online questionnaire study. The researchers note that most attempts to measure wellbeing and quality of life involve very short and general scales that do not really provide a true picture of the richness and diversity of wellbeing.

Has the arts sector got better at engaging older participants? Have your say

The Baring Foundation has been funding work that engages older people in arts and culture for nearly 10 years. They would like to hear the views of those who work for arts and culture organisations and individual practitioners. Has the arts sector in the UK changed how it engages with older participants over the last decade?

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