Research

Understanding Wellbeing funding opportunity, What Works Centre for Wellbeing -deadline 31 March 2019

The Economic and Social Research Council working with the What Works Well Centre for Wellbeing are offering up to £300,000 per project for six research projects that offer further insights surrounding the wellbeing of individuals and communities in the UK.

Talent25 study to track impact of creativity on children

Arts Council England is collaborating with De Montfort University to track 100 children born in Leicester until they are 25 years old. The Talent25 programme will assess the ongoing impact of activities such as learning music, visiting museums, going to children’s festivals and watching theatre.

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Find out more about the MARCH Network

The MARCH Network is one of 8 new national networks funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) as part of the 2018 Cross-Council Mental Health Plus call to further research into mental health.

MARCH focuses on social, cultural and community assets – which includes the arts, culture, heritage sites, libraries, green spaces, community centres, social clubs, community associations and volunteer groups – and the role they play in enhancing public mental health and wellbeing, preventing mental illness, and supporting those living with mental health conditions.

Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre launched

A consortium of university and industry partners led by Nesta will be deliverying a new policy and evidence centre (PEC) as part of the UK's Creative Industries Clusters Programme. The PEC is being designed to support policy decisions relating to the creative industries. Industry partners include the Creative Industries Federation, the British Film Institute, Creative England and Tech Nation.

The consortium also includes:

Arts Council England research report on health, wellbeing and criminal justice published

ACE has produced a new comprehensive report to support the process of developing its ten-year strategy. The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance has also published guidance for responding to the strategy.

Read the report here, via a blog from ACE Health & Wellbeing lead, John McMahon

Access the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance guidance here

Call for papers, creative writing for wellbeing – deadline 30 December 2018

Creative Bridges International is a weekend conference to explore and showcase research and practice in the field of words for wellbeing and Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes (CWTP). The conference will take place at Engineers House in Bristol, UK on July 13th/14th 2019. The Call for Papers is currently open for submissions until December 30th 2018.

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CQC reports on the "State of Care"

The Care Quality Commission has published its annual summary of the State of Care. Tom Trenholm, Chief Executive of the CQC, describes a "story of contrasts" that assesses "both the resilience and the potential vulnerability" of the heath and care sectors, but also describes the risk of 'care injustice'.

Two new roles in MARCH Network: postdoc researcher and network coordinator – deadlines 8 and 15 October 2018

The MARCH Network will focus on how social, cultural and community assets (including the arts/culture/heritage/libraries/parks/gardens/allotments/volunteering/social clubs/community groups) affect mental health in the UK.

Network coordinator

The central purpose of this job is to coordinate the establishment of this network, developing partnerships, running events and handling all administration.

w: www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BNA584/network-coordinator

£35,328

New Health and Social Care Sustainability Research Centre

The Health Foundation is to establish a new Health and Social Care Sustainability Research Centre to develop long-term thinking about health services in the UK. 

The Centre will provide independent projections, research and analysis with a network of academic partners and expects to provide around £10 million of funding over the next five years through an open and transparent commissioning process in 2019.

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Wellcome Photography Prize – deadline 17 December

The Wellcome Trust is inviting photographers and other image-makers from all disciplines to enter the Wellcome Photography Prize, which celebrates compelling imagery that captures stories of health, medicine and science. Previously the Wellcome Image Awards, the newly relaunched competition will reward pictures that show the importance of health in society and the impact health issues have on people and communities worldwide.

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