Wellbeing

Australian report champions the value of a rich cultural life

A report from Australian independent think-tank A New Approach has added to the growing body of evidence that demonstrates the health benefits of arts and culture

WHO report releases global evidence on role of the arts in improving health and wellbeing

The World Health Organisation has released a report consolidating global evidence on the role of the arts in improving health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on the WHO European Region

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

White paper highlights value of arts and culture for improving communities’ health and wellbeing

The University of Florida’s Center for Arts in Medicine and ArtPlace America has released the white paper, Creating Healthy Communities through Cross-sector Collaboration

Call for guests for The Poetry Pharmacy

BBC Radio 4 is debuting The Poetry Pharmacy, a new series presented by philanthropist and leading poetry expert William Seighart which will explore the therapeutic power of poetry

Give | Volunteering for Wellbeing Conference, Nov 25 Natural History Museum

Give: Volunteering for Wellbeing is a National Lottery Heritage Fund project led by researchers at University College London on behalf of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance in collaboration with the Horniman Museum & Gardens, Natural History Museum, and Valence House Museum. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project is making heritage more accessible to people experiencing health inequalities.

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.

Writing for Wellbeing Workshop, World Book Day - 2 March 2019

Celebrate World Book Day with this creative workshop run by writer Fulbahar Ali Begum. Explore the art of creative writing as an expressive outlet and learn the healing power of words. Bring your own poem, song or short prose piece to share with the group. 
Saturday 2 March, 2:00 - 4:00pm Idea Store Chrisp Street, 1 Vesey Path, East India Dock Road E14 6BT 

Volunteering for Wellbeing survey

Give: Volunteering for Wellbeing is a Heritage Lottery funded project led by University College London on behalf of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance in collaboration with the Horniman Museum and Gardens, Natural History Museum, and Valence House Museum. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project aims to make heritage more accessible to people experiencing health inequalities.

64 Million Artists January challenge

This is the fifth year of the Challenge, which provides a quick creative challenge each day across January, sent by email.  Last year over 7,500 people took part and over 90% said that the challenge had a positive impact on their wellbeing.

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