In this section you will find all the research, guidelines, data and resources that we have included in the LAHF newsletter. You can filter these by type of resource, or by theme using the tags on the right hand side of this page.
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Mini-documentary on arts in health from Canada, which features a range of Arts & Health initiatives and includes interviews with champions of Arts & Health in British Columbia.
An online publication which shares contributions to Investigate Create - a three-year project led by Artlink that brought people with sight loss and people with hearing loss together with artists to develop innovative collaborative work that explored how their experiences can inform work which is accessible to all.
An account is provided of a UK national seminar series on Arts, Health and Wellbeing funded by the Economic and Social Research Council during 2012–13. Four seminars were organised addressing current issues and challenges facing the field. Details of the programme and its outputs are available online.
The text of a talk given by Francois Martarasso at the Independent Creative Living Conference, Baltic, Gateshead (UK) on 28 June 2016.
New research from Drexel University indicates that making art can significantly reduce stress-related hormones in your body.
The King’s Fund has produced a simple guide to Health and Wellbeing Boards
The UK’s Ageing Population: Challenges and opportunities for museums and galleries
The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing in collaboration with the British Museum has produced a report examining the impact of population ageing on the cultural sector.
New research has found a connection between museum object handling and art viewing and improved wellbeing for people with dementia and their carers.
The research from Canterbury Christchurch University found that engaging in these cultural activities had a greater impact on wellbeing than simply socialising.
New research has found that arts activity, improves the wellbeing of nursing staff.
The researchers in Lithuania analysed the impact of arts engagement activities on the wellbeing of nursing staff and found significant improvements in subjective wellbeing.
The King’s Fund has published a retrospective reflecting on its commissioning of arts activity in hospitals from 1979 to 2010.
A new paper from the International Journal of Mental Health Promotion offers preliminary support for museum object handling as a group intervention in mental health care.
Arts Council England’s Culture Matters film
Andrew Marr’s ditigal essay 'To Make is to Live', on creativity and recovery from stroke.
Comres research demonstrates impact of arts and culture on health, wellbeing and quality of life for older people aged 65 and upwards.
The new database is a curated listing of over 1,000 articles specifically related to arts and health. AIM would be pleased to receive articles to add to the database.