Wellbeing

New Textbook of Creative Arts, Health, and Wellbeing

The Oxford Textbook of Creative Arts, Health, and Wellbeing will be launched at an event on 20 January 2016 6.30pm – 9pm at the Southbank Centre.

Dance and Parkinson’s

A new research study into the mark Morris Group’s Brooklyn Dance for PD programme has found that participants experienced significant improvement in overall movement, particularly walking.

Music and Social Change

Researcher Francois Matarasso has published a paper exploring issues in delivering music projects aimed at tackling health and social outcomes.

Measuring wellbeing handbook (New Economics Foundation)

A short handbook on measuring well-being from the Centre for Wellbeing at the New Economics Foundation – designed primarily for voluntary organisations and community groups delivering projects and services, to help them kick-start the process of measuring wellbeing outcomes.

Impacts of music in early years

The London Early Years Music Network has published an evidence review exploring the impacts of music on young children’s physical, mental and psychological development.

Salisbury Hospital arts review

The University of Winchester has published a research-based evaluation of the impact of Salisbury Hospital’s arts programme on its participants: the patients (with a main focus on older people), the hospital staff and the artists.

Research links creative jobs to wellbeing

A new report by charity NESTA has found people in creative occupations report higher levels of subjective wellbeing.

Heritage link to quality of life

New research indicates a strong link between heritage activities and individual and community wellbeing.

Conducted by Britain Thinks on behalf of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the research found that:

Relax and Dream

Relax and Dream, is a new audio-visual wellbeing resource for children and adults in healthcare settings.

Meanings of wellbeing

‘The Wellbeing of Nations: Meaning, Motive and Measurement’ is a new publication exploring the challenges in assessing social wellbeing.

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