Latest resources

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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Arts and Health: CPD resource pack now available

This pack is a companion resource to the recent Documenting Arts + Health CPD which took place at the WHAT Centre for Arts and Health and was co-hosted by the Waterford Healing Arts Trust, Create and Visual Artists Ireland.

Dementia 2012: A national challenge

Alzheimer's Society has launched its latest report exploring how well people are living with dementia in 2012 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

What makes you feel well?

“In the midst of everything, what makes you feel well?” Artists Davis & Jones used this question as the starting point for conversations with people in and around Frenchay and Southmead Hospitals in summer 2011. The answers encompass a full range of emotions – profound, funny and poignant. Excerpts from these interviews have been published in a book called ‘Well’.


Start2 is a new online resource that will use art and creative activities to boost people’s health and wellbeing. It is being developed by the team at Start, Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust’s arts-based service.

Curious Stories from Curious Minds, Curious Minds

A collection of stories about what inspired a wide range of contributors when they were children has been published in aid of charity Curious Minds.

Contributors include Dame Judi Dench, Sir Terence Conran, Carol Ann Duffy, David Shrigley, Heston Blumenthal, Stephen Merchant, Benedict Cumberbatch, Maxine Peake, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Jimmy McGovern and Johnny Marr.

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.

Measuring the economic benefits of arts and culture

This report, written by BOP consulting on behalf of Arts Council England, aims to provide arts and cultural organisations with clear guidance about undertaking or commissioning studies into the economic benefits of their work.

The Impact of Creative Partnerships on the Wellbeing of Children and Young People

Authors: Ros McLellan, Maurice Galton, Susan Steward and Charlotte Page, University of Cambridge

World Happiness Report Launched at the United Nations

Commissioned by the United Nations Conference on Happiness, published by the Earth Institute at Columbia University and edited by Jeffrey Sachs.

Prevention is better than cure: the benefits of working with London's voluntary and community sector to improve health and wellbeing and reduce inequality

A full report from the event held by LVSC in March 2012, including a list of recommendations developed from discussions at the event. The event explained the new health structures that are being established in London as part of a huge re-organisation of the NHS.

“Mixing it Up: An Intergenerational Perspective”

New Work Network (NWN) and Artquest have launched a series of 5 short filmed dialogues between two artists / artist groups across different generations exploring how they sustain their practices.

The Amulet

The Amulet is a collaborative arts and health project creatively exploring the issue of pregnancy and infant loss.

'The Wise Body'

‘The Wise Body: Conversations with Experienced Dancers’ written by Artistic Director Fergus Early and choreographer Jacky Lansley of Green Candle Dance, features a set of interviews
with twelve dancers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines who continue to enjoy exceptionally long performing careers.

Writing in Healthcare Settings

Writer-in-Residence with Shands Arts in Medicine, Gail Ellison has published a book of suggestions, ideas, advice, prompts and inspiration for people who want to catalyze writing by patients and staff.

Marmot Indicators for Local Authorities in England, 2012

Fair Society, Healthy Lives: The Marmot Review report was published in February 2010. The report included some suggested indicators to support monitoring of the overall strategic direction in reducing health inequalities.