2012
  • Singing and mental health

    This guide by the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health provides an overview of the evidence that group singing can be beneficial for mental health and wellbeing.

  • Singing and people with COPD

    This guide provides an overview of the evidence that group singing can be beneficial for respiratory health and wellbeing. It also gives information and guidance on setting up singing groups for people living in the community who have experience of diagnosed COPD. This includes conditions such as bronchitis and emph...

  • Singing and people with Parkinson’s

    This guide provides an overview of the evidence that group singing can be beneficial for people living with Parkinson’s. It also gives examples of setting up singing groups for people living in the community who are affected by the con...

  • Singing and people with dementia

    This guide provides an overview of the evidence that group singing can be beneficial for people living with dementia. It also gives examples of setting up singing groups for people living in the community who are affected by dementia.

  • Enhancing the health and wellbeing of children and young people through the arts: A feasibility assessment for NHS Lambeth

    A Feasibility Assessment for NHS Lambeth on enhancing the Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People aged 11 – 18 through the Arts.

  • May the Songs I Have Written Speak for Me

    A report on how participatory music-centered programming can support young people who enter and exit the juvenile justice system.

  • Beyond Diagnosis – the transformative potential of the arts in mental health recovery

    Arts + Minds commissioned Lydia Sapouna to investigate the impact and potential of the arts within mental health care in the context of the Arts + Minds Action Research Project in 2011. It explores the achievements and challenges of the Action Research Project, and locates both in the context of a literature and pol...

  • Azure: Pilot Evaluation 2012

    An evaluation of the pilot Azure project, aimed to actively engage people with dementia in public galleries and other arts and cultural venues – Azure is an exploratory partnership project between Age & Opportunity, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Butler Gallery and the Alzheimer Soci...

  • A Guide to Evaluating Participatory Arts and Health Projects

    This guide forms part of advisory pack produced by PraXis to support healthcare staff, managers and their partners to deliver and sustain participatory arts and health projects in delivering specific public health outcomes.

  • Arts and Health Manifesto Part 2

    This is the second part of the Arts for Health group ‘s Arts and Health manifesto. While the first part lays out the goals, actions, and beliefs of the organisation, the second part of the manifesto comprises reflections and commentary from the greater public and within the health community on the manifesto it...

  • A controlled evaluation of the health benefits of a participative community singing programme for older people

    Findings from a controlled evaluation of the health benefits of a participative community singing programme for older people, involving a pragmatic randomised controlled trial by the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health.

  • Dancing, Singing, Painting, and Speaking the Healing Story: Healing Through Creative Arts

    This report describes the results of a study by the Aboriginal Healing Foundation (AHF) in the use of creative arts in cultural healing programs for aboriginals affected by the legacy of Canada’s residential school system. The study demonstrated that clearly, art therapy can be an important tool in safely addr...

  • Me (re)making ME

    Community arts in community health was a research project from community arts initiative SKETCH Working Arts, which attempted to evaluate together with its youth participants and the Central Toronto Community Health Centre the value and impact of bringing arts into non-arts settings. This was in order to build conne...

  • Featured publication

    Be creative, be well: Arts, wellbeing and local communities: An evaluation

    An independent evaluation of the ‘Be Creative Be Well’ programme, looking at the impact that the quality of the arts and cultural activity can have in community engagement and in improving health and wellbeing.

  • Participatory Arts and Well-being: Past and Present Practices

    As part of the Connected Communities programme, this project aimed to examine diverse definitions of communal well-being and the complex ways in which participatory arts, past and present, have contributed to and sustained community well-being. It set out to study examples of best practice in content, process, outco...

  • Dancing Moments

    A creative South Asian Dance resource to re-energise and inspire people in the early stages of dementia – this pack provides a guide not a template for working with dance and dementia.

  • Is there compelling evidence for using the arts in health care?

    This evidence brief highlights the effectiveness in applying arts in health settings for patients, staff, and visitors.

  • Digital Arts and Older People: What is distinctive about working with older people using creative technology?

    This paper was produced as a discussion document to aid a roundtable meeting on Digital Arts and Older People that was held by the Baring Foundation on 13th September 2012. This roundtable intended to consider the question: ‘what is distinctive about working with older people using digital arts and creative techno...