Wellbeing

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

Using subjective wellbeing: Measuring wellbeing and cost-effectiveness analysis

A new discussion paper from the 'Measuring Wellbeing' series produced by the What Works Centre for Wellbeing - designed to ignite discussion about measuring wellbeing.

The piece suggests that

Poverty medicine: General practice and vulnerable patients

An assessment by GP Jonathan Tomlinson of vulnerability, poverty, and resilience, their relationship with health and healthcare, and what this requires of GPs, policy makers and patient advocates.

Life Story Work for People with Dementia, Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary People

This new book sets out the benefits of using a life story approach for people living with dementia and provides guidance for good practice.

The Art of Commissioning: Report and video from the Cultural Commissioning Programme

A report and video resulting from the three-year Cultural Commissioning Programme, designed to help health commissioners better engage with the arts and cultural sector.

Art making reduces stress levels

New research from Drexel University indicates that making art can significantly reduce stress-related hormones in your body.

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.

Research shows nurse health improved by arts activity

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.

Collected resources from NCVO Making Connections events

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations have have collated resources from their Making Connections events to give access to information and discussions shared on the day:

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