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A group of young people have established a new online platform for people to share creative responses to their experiences of mental ill health.

A new set of free resources to inspire and support care homes to engage with music has been published by Live Music Now.

The Department for Health’s Health and Wellbeing Fund 2017/18 for social prescribing is now open for applications.

New research by the King’s Fund shows public support for the NHS largely unchanged over the past two decades despite economic and political challenges and changes to its structure.

The NCVO Cultural Commissioning Programme has published a guide for commissioners of health and wellbeing services on partnering with the arts and cultural sector to deliver better outcomes.

The Office of National Statistics has released wellbeing data for the past six years. The personal wellbeing data is searchable by region and indicates that happiness and life satisfaction levels have increased slightly over time.

New research from the American National Endowment for the Arts indicates that older adults who create art and attend arts events have better health outcomes than adults who do neither.

The Mayor of London has launched a consultation on his health inequalities strategy which will provide an opportunity for the voluntary sector to outline their role in working collaboratively with the Greater London Assembly to tackle i

Public Health England has launched a new tool for local public health teams identifying the most cost effective mental health programmes.

Following the publication earlier this year of the report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Arts Health and Wellbeing - Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing, there will be a Westminster Hall debate on the Effects of

Creativity and Wellbeing, the annual festival of arts and health, will take place from 2 June to 10 June 2018. LAHF will be organising lectures, talks and showcase events and will be pioneering some new activities too.

To celebrate World Kindness Day on Monday 13 November 2017 People United is inviting people and groups from across the UK to apply to own and display a limited edition, free LED sign displaying the message “Be Kind”.

The Clore Leadership Programme, together with a consortium of trusts and foundations, has commissioned an independent review of the governance development needs of arts organisations and museums. 

Arts Council England has published a set of guidance for arts organisations to support their development of equality action plans to improve inclusive approaches to diversity.

The Family Arts Campaign has launched new Age-Friendly Standards, which provide guidance for cultural organisations welcoming older family members.