This is the Annual Review of Aesop’s first full year of activities during 2015-16. Aesop: Arts Enterprise with a Social Purpose, is a practical organisation that runs programmes and networks to help create and grow thriving markets for arts programmes in other sectors, starting with health.
This report is the outcome of an in-depth study of audience reception of The Barometer of My Heart, an exploration through visual art and performance of men’s experiences of erectile dysfunction and impotence, undertaken by the Psychosocial Research Unit at the University of Central Lancashire.
How a focus on the arts for older people can enhance local authorities’ delivery and effectiveness, often without huge financial resources.
Featured publicationThis Inquiry Report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPGAHW) presents the findings of two years of research, evidence-gathering and discussions with patients, health and social care professionals, artists and arts administrato...
A review of the evidence assessing impact of social prescribing on healthcare demand and cost implications
A review of the evidence assessing impact of social prescribing on healthcare demand and cost implications by the University of Westminster, incorporating research from a Wellcome Trust funded seed award: ‘Investigating the provision and conceptualisation of Social Prescribing approaches to health creation’....
This is a practical and easily accessible guide to implementing self-care, with a focus on social prescribing. Published by Healthy London Partnership, it aims to support clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to work closely with appropriate local partners to increase the number of people who care for themselves ...
This report presents a detailed account of existing literature on the post-verbal and arts and wellbeing, with a particular focus on music. It explores the data using a post- human approach and post-human conceptual tools. The research builds on previous joint projects to focus on how those who face problems communi...
Late Opening was commissioned by Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing
organisation and the Baring Foundation. It seeks to summarise the remarkable range of creative ageing projects across Scotland and asks what needs to be done to help this activity continue to thrive.
Evaluation of Age Cymru’s highly successful cARTrefu programme which organised residencies for professional artists in care homes across Wales.
Impact Thinking: A research approach to enhance human potential in health, wellbeing and learning through the arts
This paper from International Arts+Minds Lab, proposes Impact Thinking, a consensus framework for documenting, disseminating, and scaling evidence-based arts + mind approaches to health, wellbeing, and learning.