Research and Evidence
The Evidence is Out There : Some of it is in here!
- The APPG Inquiry Report ‘Creative Health : The Arts for Health and Wellbeing‘ document was published in July 2017. It has a comprehensive exploration of arts and health interventions across the lifecourse and makes 10 key recommendation to political, health and cultural leaders.
- Thanks to pro bono support from Costello Medical Consulting here in Cambridge, we now have our own ‘Evidence Dossier’ exploring Arts on Prescription. Arts on Prescription Value Dossier
- Social_Prescribing_Review_2015 This is a newly published review of Social Prescribing schemes across UK produced by University College London. We feature as one of the case studies herein.
- MIND_public-mental-health-guide_web-version We feature in this report from MIND into Public Health approaches to mental health problems.
- Arts on Prescription 2014_15_evaluation report_draft This is our most recent report that shows the initial Arts on Prescription research was not a one off. This not only replicates positive findings that back up the LSE suggestion that it could save money for the NHS if scaled up, BUT the % benefits to participants actually increased. It also means that the data results from over 100 participants.
- arts on prescription 2010_12_research report_susan potter This is the original research that was analysed by LSE health economists and shown to have cost saving potential for the NHS!
- Investing in Arts on Prescription_report-2 This is the LSE report following their independent analysis of our own research into Arts on Prrescription (Cambridgeshire). It shows a cost saving potential to NHS and suggests a larger study is desirable.
- Be Creative Be Well Richard Ings, Nikki Crane and Marsaili Cameron and Grenville Hancox
- Songs_of_Resilience_Clift_et_alSinging for Mental Health and Resilience [PDF] Stephen Clift, Ian Morrison, Trish Vella-Burrows and Grenville Hancox
- The significance of choral singing for sustaining psychological wellbeing: findings from a survey of choristers in England, Australia and Germany [PDF] Stephen Clift, Grenville Hancox, Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health
- Recovery: working together [PowerPoint] Mike Slade, 23 September 2009
- Participating in the Arts – a Prescription for Health Improvement [PDF], The Fizwilliam Museum 30 October Mar 2008
- Mental Health, Social Inclusion and Museums and Galleries [PDF], The Wallace Collection 16 September 2008
- Report of the Review of Arts and Health Working Group. Department of Health (2007) London: Department of HealthMental health, social inclusion and arts: developing the evidence base By Jenny Secker, Helen Spandler, Sue Hacking, Lyn Kent and Jo ShentonThis article outlines two strands of the national research study Mental health, social inclusion and arts: developing the evidence base that directly involved arts and mental health project participants. These were an outcomes study providing quantitative evidence of the benefits of arts participation for people with mental health needs and qualitative case studies with six arts and mental health projects. The case studies explored how people benefited from arts participation. The outcome study results provide evidence of empowerment, mental health and social inclusion gains with benefits. The case studies identified eight processes through which benefits were achieved.
- Other Sources
- Manchester Metropolitan University Resource Page…loads of Historic and contemporary references here.
- This is the home of National Alliance for Arts Health and Wellbeing.