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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Volunteers, interns and the minimum wage

Updated official guidance has been produced on the Business Link website on the payment of the National Minimum Wage for work experience staff and interns. The web pages also cover volunteers and voluntary workers in relation to the minimum wage.

View the guidance at

Assessment of the impact of arts on learning

The Cultural Learning Alliance has published key findings demonstrating the impact of the arts on the social and educational achievements of children and young people. Amongst the findings, based on a review of all available large-scale English language data including from the US, are:

Norwegian study discovers evidence that culture may improve health

The aim of this study was to analyse the association between cultural activity and perceived health, anxiety, depression and satisfaction with life in both genders. The study is based on the third population-based Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (2006–2008), including 50,797 adult participants from Nord-Trøndelag County, Norway.

King’s Fund, Mental Health Conference presentations now available

Presentations from mental health experts at the King’s Fund’s recent conference exploring the role of mental health services in improving care for long-term conditions.

Includes an update on the IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) programme and insights into the value of psychiatric liaison services.