GLAM Wellbeing: Research & Projects

The following is a short list of some of the key research and projects in the field of culture and wellbeing and social prescribing (in alphabetical order):


All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPGAHW) (2017) Inquiry report: Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing - Second Edition

Arts Council England (2018) Arts and culture in health and wellbeing and in the criminal justice system: A summary of evidence

Bickerdike L, Booth A, Wilson PM, et al. (2017) 'Social prescribing: less rhetoric and more reality. A systematic review of the evidence'. BMJ Open 7: doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013384

Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance: a national organisation representing all those who believe that cultural engagement can transform our health and wellbeing

Culture & Health Research: research website of Prof Helen Chatterjee, University College London, a leading researcher in the field of culture and health

MARCH Network: Transforming our understanding of how social, cultural & community assets can support mental health

NHS England: Social Prescribing: provides a definition and summary guide to social prescribing

Oxford Mindfulness Centre: a ground-breaking clinical and neuroscience research on mindfulness and teaching new approaches to mindfulness-based interventions

Oxford Wellbeing Centre: interdisciplinary research and teaching on wellbeing at Oxford

Robinson, A. (2018) 'Social prescribing: coffee mornings, singing groups, and dance lessons on the NHS'. BMJ 363: doi: 10.1136/bmj.k4857 

Royal College of General Practitioners (2018) Social prescribing key in prevention agenda, says RCGP

Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health: a world-leading research centre dedicated to providing innovative approaches to enabling health and well-being across the life course

World Health Organisation (2019) Fact sheet - What is the evidence on the role of the arts in improving health and well-being in the WHO European Region?


Banner images: Volunteering at History of Science Museum / Music in Oxford Botanic Garden (c) Ian Wallman / Outreach session with local community group

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