Young people

Study into music’s impacts

A new study draws together different strands of research into the impacts of music making on the development of children and young people.

Pop for health education

A new paper on health and social marketing explores the potential for pop music to be harnessed as a health education tool.

The paper is one of a range of resources at

Taking the Lead report and toolkit

Arts Derbyshire, through its programme of Arts, Health & Wellbeing work, has completed a project entitled Taking the Lead. This involved work with three groups of young Derbyshire musicians to develop their musical and leadership skills in care settings in their community.

Data Toolkit

A free online resource for arts and cultural organisations looking to be creative with data has been launched by Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC).

Dance and mental health evaluation

Dance United, the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College, London and the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust (SLaM) have just completed an evaluation report on their partnership pilot project Seabreeze.

Therapeutic music video interventions

Research published in the American Journal of Cancer has found that young people who had engaged in therapeutic music activities whilst undergoing cancer treatment fare better in terms of coping and social interaction.

OAK: Online Arts DocK: new creative website for teenagers living with health conditions

OAK, the Online Arts DocK is a private web-space where teenagers living with health conditions can interact, share stories, artwork, films and music, and develop online arts projects in a safe and secure environment.

Creative Connections

Creative Connections, a 2-day professional development programme in the area of arts, health & early years was held at the end of March.

Bristol Royal Hospital for Children Arts Commissioning Programme

A 70 page catalogue was published which celebrated the outcomes of the Arts Commissioning Programme at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (1997-2001) and includes further information and commentary on the project with full colour illustrations of many of the hospital interiors and artworks.


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