Research into choral singing and heart rates

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden have published an article in the Journal Frontiers in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience examining the impact of singing in choirs on wellbeing.

Waiting list-controlled evaluation of a participatory arts course for people experiencing mental health problems

Kerrie L Margrove, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Anglia Ruskin University, Kirsten Heydinrych, South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, Wickford, Jenny Secker, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, UK

Wellbeing and Place

Edited by Sarah Atkinson, Durham University, UK, Sara Fuller, Durham University, UK and Joe Painter, Durham University, UK

The use of Structural Funds for Cultural Projects

Commissioned by the European Parliament, this study considers the importance of Structural Funds (SFs) in European cities, regions and countries developing their economy and improving their social fabric through culture.

Measuring wellbeing, A guide for practitioners

A short handbook for voluntary organisations and community groups has been produced by the Centre for Wellbeing at nef (the new economics foundation) with input from nef consulting.

Progress in Measuring National Wellbeing

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has published three articles reporting progress in the Measuring National Wellbeing programme: Where we live; Health; and Subjective Wellbeing.

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.

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.

Release of Wellbeing Figures

As part of the Government’s examination of national wellbeing, The Office of National Statistics has released figures tying together the social and economic data from a wide range of government departments and other organisations regarding leisure and work activities – including arts consumption


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