This systematic review aimed to address the primary question: What are the subjective wellbeing outcomes of engaging with visual arts for ‘working-age’ adults (15-64 years) with diagnosed mental health conditions?; and a related secondary question: What are the processes by which the subjective wellbeing outcomes are achieved?
Resource: Identification with arts-based groups improves mental wellbeing in adults with chronic mental health conditions (The University of Queensland)
A social identity theoretical approach was applied to explore how participation in the arts may improve mental health in a longitudinal study.
This evidence review covers he value of arts & culture within four major areas: economy, health & well-being, society & education.
Resource: Be Creative Be Well; Arts, wellbeing and local communities: An evaluation (National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health)
This is an important report that describes and evaluates the Be Creative Be Well project and the key role it has played within the integrated, community-led Well London programme.
Resource: Basic Toolkit Handbook: Building and Sustaining Arts in Healthcare Programs (Society for the Arts in Healthcare)
This Handbook reflects the complex and changing needs of our growing field. It serves as a guide through the Society for the Arts in Healthcare’s full-day workshop.