Evidence

Personal perspectives on urban health and wellbeing

A new Guy’s and St Thomas' charity report (attached) combines data, expert opinion and lived experience to look at the complex interaction between the assets and risks of urban environment, diversity and deprivation, and their impact on health.

The role of public online forums in mental health

A new King's Fund report (attached) investigates the large amounts of mental health related discussion taking place on public online forums, and explores the potential for the use of computational techniques to provide robust, actionable insight from these conversations.

CLA ImagineNation report on benefits of arts education

A report from the Cultural Learning Alliance setting out the developmental and social advantages derived from arts and cultural education.

The report's key findings are below

The National Endowment for the Arts guide to community-engaged research in the arts and health

This new guide from the US outlines ways to reconcile the field-specific vocabularies used in the arts and health research; identifies study goals and methods for engaging community members as equal partners in a research project; and highlights the benefits of partnering for arts professionals

A healthier life for all: The case for cross-government action

The Health Foundation and the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group have co-published a set of essays examining the case for cross government action to improve health.

Museum object handling improves wellbeing of people with dementia

New research has found a connection between museum object handling and art viewing and improved wellbeing for people with dementia and their carers.

Museum object handling in mental healthcare

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.

Evaluation: ENB Dance for Parkinson’s programme

This case study looks at the English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s programme, and why it has been commissioned by a Clinical Commissioning Group.

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Research report: The role of the modern curator in hospital

A research report by Dr Hilary Moss of the National Centre for Arts & Health, Eire, and funded by the Meath Foundation.

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