If you’re interested in the difference the arts can make to health and wellbeing there are some key resources and networks we’d recommend. Take a look at our ‘essentials’ guide for some quick links to best practice, research and more.
This guide isn’t exhaustive and will not be regularly updated; you’ll see many of the organisations linked to below already provide a thorough, current bank of information and our intention here is to make sure everyone has access to the key players. However if you spot a major omission or error please let us know!
National & Regional Networks
Oxfordshire Arts Partnership’s Arts & Health Network
Free networking group for all interested parties in or around the county. Please contact the Oxfordshire council arts officers to join
Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance
Arts & Health Research & Information Banks
Creative Health - report of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health & Wellbeing
New Economics Foundation:
‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’, five key, evidence-backed ideas for supporting and improving mental wellbeing.
Arts and Health blog from Manchester Metropolitan University
Oxon Key Health Information & Opportunities
The Arts, Wellbeing and Older People
Feature/focus article with Helen Fountain about Age UK’s upcoming meetings, plus relevant links:
Baring Foundation’s reports on their work with older people