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A new joint statement from a coalition of mental health support services has cited art therapy as a key resource for people with a diagnosis of Personality Disorder.

The Government has committed to a cross departmental review into loneliness and the impact of social isolation.

Arts Council England is inviting suggestions and ideas for what to include in its next ten year strategy.

A new report from Public Health England endorses the role of public art in supporting community cohesion and making public spaces accessible to the whole community.

A new independent report has brought together a range of evidence for the impact of music on the lives of people with a diagnosis of dementia and identified a “memory bump” derived from engagement with music.

The House of Commons Select Committee for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is inviting submissions for an inquiry investigating the social impact of the arts.

The What Works Centre for Wellbeing has published the first systematic review looking at the subjective wellbeing outcomes of engaging with visual arts for working-age adults with diagnosed mental health conditions.

The second Age of Creativity festival will run for the first two weeks of October 2018.

Events are being planned now.

http://ageofcreativity.co.uk/festival/

Public Health England has been given the go-ahead to create a world-leading public health science campus at Harlow in Essex.

The King’s Fund has published an analysis of the balance of resources going to public health and declared that “too many local government services that affect the public’s health are facing death by a thousand cuts”.

Voluntary Arts annual survey has found a strong emphasis on mental health as a reason given by participants for taking part in creative activities.

The Department for Culture has published a revised departmental plan setting out five objectives. These include a focus on “policy levers to improve mental health and wellbeing”.