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Articles which need major revision and/or a second round of reviews will require additional time and will be considered for a later issue. We are holistic in approach and believe the arts and humanities have a crucial role to play in medical training, clinician wellbeing and awareness. We believe the arts help us to see and value the patient as a whole person, not just an illness or symptom. We believe the arts will contribute to a culture within health services that is more supportive, empowering, enlightened, personal and humane. We are the leading support sector organisation, advocate and expert for arts and health in London. Through our activities, we work to promote, develop and support the understanding of what the arts can do to contribute to a healthy society, in London and nationally, and by so doing to encourage the use of the arts in settings beyond the mainstream.

  • We provide learning programmes and resources, advocate with decision-makers and funders, deliver networking events, and support the development of partnerships and collaborations.
  • JAAH provides a vehicle for high quality research and forward-thinking scholarly activity embracing multifaceted understandings of aesthetic modes of engagement.
  • In our current political and economic climate, which is forcing a reassessment of human priorities, and where wellbeing is a declared government priority, arts in health offer a professional, value-for-money contribution to mainstream health care.
  • We also regularly work with professional artists and musicians on a variety of creative projects across the Trust.
  • We seek to make this happen through the enjoyment, promotion and nurturing of arts and cultural activities to improve the health and wellbeing of all Londoners.

Before submitting, authors should carefully review and follow the notes for contributors found on our website. The peer review process takes approximately weeks, depending on a number of factors. The given deadlines are for articles that are accepted or accepted with minor changes.

An independent charity that will lead the development of social prescribing across England to help arts and culture play an important role in community healthcare. Arts for Health is the longest established organisation of its sort, with specialism in research, advocacy and development across the UK and internationally. It works with a broad coalition of partners to better understand the impact of creativity, culture and the arts on health and well-being. As this agenda gains wider political and public attention, Arts for Health continues to lead by example, delivering work that is driven by strong core values and a focus on social change.

Arts In Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care

Our work is focused on creating more opportunities for Londoners with the least access, and the most to gain, to engage meaningfully with the arts. We deliver a yearly Creativity and Wellbeing Festival that went from a small London festival to national in 2019 and saw over 50,000 attendees taking part in around 600 events. With their unique mixes of varied contributions from Original Research to Review Articles, Research Topics unify the most influential researchers, the latest key findings and historical advances in a hot research area! Find out more on how to host your own Frontiers Research Topic or contribute to one as an author. You can also read more about our work here, our network here and our governance here. Creative activities as an important source of enjoyment, connection, solace and meaning throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

The journal defines ‘health’ broadly to include physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, occupational, social and community health. We’re passionate about the importance of the arts in healthcare and the difference it can make to the experiences of our service users and staff. Our creative arts activities take place on the wards, bringing creativity in many forms to inpatients, and can include any artform such as visual art, photography, music, dance, drama, creative writing, reading for wellbeing, poetry.

Arts & Health South West is a learning, advocacy, networking and development organisation. We want more people to experience the arts and culture for the benefit of their health and wellbeing. We provide learning programmes and resources, advocate with decision-makers and funders, deliver networking events, and support the development of partnerships and collaborations. The aim of the report is to improve awareness of the benefits that the arts can bring to health and wellbeing, and to stimulate progress towards making these benefits a reality in the UK.

A varied programme of patient and staff-focused creative activities and performance as well as artistic enhancements across our five sites. We work in partnership with the Facilities and Estates to create artwork for any new ward developments and buildings – to enhance the environment for service users, carers, visitors and staff. Works of art can create a welcoming, uplifting space that increases a feeling of wellbeing and promotes a positive experience of care. We strongly advocate original art commissions, sensitivity to aesthetics and the introduction of nature into medical and other healthcare settings. We welcome your contributions to the Repository to help consolidate it as the ‘Go To’ place for all key Grey Literature on the growth and development of the Arts and Health fields both here in the UK and internationally. So if you have any key documents you think should be added then please use the online Submission Form here and we look forward to hearing from you.


The journal is supported by the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association . We are a member led organisation and have spent a lot of the past year talking and listening to our members. We have focused on digital solutions during the lockdown and explored ways of supporting a sector in crisis. Leeds Arts Health and Wellbeing Network was launched in 2019 to enable different sectors to work together, supporting Leeds residents to enjoy fulfilling lives. Single articles can be purchased on a pay-per-view basis via IngentaConnect, or via Copyright Clearance Center’s Get It Now Service, or from the British Library’s Document Supply Service. VAT will be charged, where applicable, at the standard rate for online only orders, and on the online component of institutional subscriptions (50% of the price).

Most are directly available as free downloads and are accompanied by the relevant citations. We deliver arts and health training and creative wellbeing sessions to health care staff to bridge between the arts and the health sector. We champion, support and connect people interested in how arts and culture can have benefits for health, care and wellbeing in Leeds. It also has links to the key research centres and departments pivotal to the development and establishment of robust evaluation and research. These centres and departments have been concerned with building theoretical models and robust secure evidence to explain and document the benefits that the arts can bring to health and wellbeing.

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