Mental health

Supervision and Support - A collation of questions, finding and resources from LAHF

On September 18th 2018 London Arts in Health Forum hosted a discussion event to explore the need for support for artists own health and wellbeing when they are delivering arts and health activity.

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.

Project Art Works project report

The report includes recommendations for developing meaningful, personalised arts provision for young people/adults with complex needs, families and support workers.

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.

Rhythmix 'Music in Mind' programme evaluation

An independent evaluation (attached) of Music in Mind, a Rhythmix programme supporting children and young people with mental health problems.

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.

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.

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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