London Arts In Health Forum arts and health

It features some of the basic myths we commonly hear in social prescribing, showcases some wonderful case studies and offers further sources of help. The Cultural Cwtsh is full of creative ideas and fun activities and is designed to lift spirits and boost the wellbeing of staff working across the NHS and the Social Care sectors in Wales. Diana has worked in wide variety of administrative roles including work for BBC Radio and as a legal secretary. She is also a musician and music teacher and values the role of the arts in wellbeing.

Get to know more about the key players and some of the major developments in the field of arts, health and wellbeing. We invest public money from Government and The National Lottery to help support the sector and to deliver this vision. And we research the ways we can protect and sustain creative activities in Wales. We undertook in-depth research of our beneficiaries and developed a tool for practitioners, the Digital Sandpit. We created and launched a new digital tool, pARTner up to support the Thriving Communities Funding bid, which encourages cross-sector partnerships and supports cultural organisations of any size to be on an equal footing.

Wales Arts And Health Organisations Call For Arts To Play Leading Role In a Healthier Wales

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.

  • Works of art can create a welcoming, uplifting space that increases a feeling of wellbeing and promotes a positive experience of care.
  • Articles which need major revision and/or a second round of reviews will require additional time and will be considered for a later issue.
  • Creative activities as an important source of enjoyment, connection, solace and meaning throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
  • We want more people to experience the arts and culture for the benefit of their health and wellbeing.

So whether you want to understand cultural social prescribing, practice delivering online or find collaborators for funding and creative projects, we hope we have something to offer you. Helen’s background is in dance and she has worked in the arts and learning sector for local authorities, theatres and health organisations. She has managed arts and cultural activities in the community and health sector and has worked at the Trust since 2012. At Arts for Health we work with our clinical teams to provide creative delivery of high quality, inclusive engagement, bringing benefits to our service users, carers and staff and improving clinical outcomes. We work with our facilities and estates team to enhance health environments within and across the Trust patch.

Arts, Health And Wellbeing Lottery Funding Programme Re

Arts in health programmes across the country, indeed across the world, are using diverse and dynamic disciplines in a variety of health, care and community settings for expressive, restorative, educational and therapeutic purposes. Some work preventively, some enhance recovery, others improve the quality of life for people with long-term or terminal conditions. The creative arts help make sense of our human condition, making room for the heart and soul to be heard. They encourage active engagement with the world around us, help people to keep learning, connect with each other and contribute to their communities. We support artists, creative practitioners and health professionals across the whole of London and beyond. Promoting excellence and engagement in the field of arts and wellbeing, and extending the reach of the arts to communities and individuals who would otherwise be excluded.

This APPG inquiry into existing engagement of the arts in health and social care was made to make recommendations to improve policy and practice. A lot of arts in health work happens at grass roots levels, in community based programmes that address both clinical and social determinants of health. Our aim is to provide a proactive national alliance, which will offer strong networking and advocacy to increase public awareness and understanding of the role of arts in health nationally and internationally. We will encourage best quality practice, shared ethics, research and evaluation, excellence in process and product, while celebrating and supporting the passion and drive of the many arts in health activities which make a difference. London Arts and Health supports artists and health professionals across the whole of London and beyond, promoting excellence and engagement in the field of arts and wellbeing, and extending the reach of the arts to communities and individuals. Many people are excluded from mainstream arts opportunities, yet it is often these people whose health and wellbeing could be most enhanced through such engagement.

The Journal of Applied Arts and Health discourages research studies that are predominantly non-artistic in nature. JAAH provides a vehicle for high quality research and forward-thinking scholarly activity embracing multifaceted understandings of aesthetic modes of engagement. Contributors include eminent and experienced workers and scholars in the field, but JAAH strongly encourages cutting-edge contemporary and experimental work from emerging practitioners. JAAH provides a prominent platform for artistic research in addressing the art as evidence base in applied arts and health. It provides a forum for publication and debate of arts in health care and health promotion.

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.

Established in 2016 by Professor Stephen Clift, on behalf of the Special Interest Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing within the Royal Society for Public Health, the Repository was made possible through funding from the Lankelly Chase Foundation. Over six years it has amassed over 700 key documents and aims to be the permanent online resource for the growing range of professionals as the arts and health sectors grow and become more pertinent to addressing key health issues both in the UK and internationally. The Repository for Arts and Heath Resources houses a range of ‘grey literature’ and other resources not easily found on the main websites dedicated to covering arts for health practice as it has grown and diversified. At the heart of the Repository is an online, searchable database, housing over seven hundred documents that chart the development of the Arts and Health movement in the UK and internationally, from 1996 onwards.

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.

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