Surveys and consultations

Call to contribute to Community Covid research

The Community COVID project has been set up to understand how participants experiencing lockdown, self-isolation and shielding, engage with resources designed to inspire ideas, stimulate creativity and physical activity, combat loneliness and improve social connectivity.

National Arts Creative and Cultural Education Survey findings released

The Bridge England Network has published a summary of findings from the National School Survey it initiated in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. The aim of the survey was to establish how Bridges and the cultural sector could offer ongoing support to schools and their pupils as they enter the new school year.

Key findings include:

Covid-19 survey on impact on artists working in health launched

Arts & Health Hub (A&H Hub) has launched a survey exclusively for artists working in arts and health to understand how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted them. The survey aims to gather evidence on the ways in which artists have been affected, including ways of working, financial losses or increased pressures.

The results of the survey will be used to inform A&H Hub’s partners and funders about what has affected artists, what artists need, and how they can be supported.

Take part in the survey.

Charities face £12.4bn coronavirus income drop

A report from the Chartered Institute of Fundraising (IoF) and the Charity Finance Group (CFG) has found that charities are likely to face a sector-wide income loss of £12.4bn because of the Covid-19 crisis. A survey by IoF, CFG, NCVO, and supported by PwC, found that during lockdown charities were expecting a 24% reduction in the total income for 2020.

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.

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