RSPH has made important contributions over a number of years in supporting the development of the arts and health field in the UK. The annual reports features a number of highlights from each year’s programme and provide a good overview of the work of the National Centre for Arts and Health. The programme which is a partnership between the Carnegie UK Trust and the Wellcome Trust offers grants of £5,000 – £15,000 to libraries to deliver creative and imaginative public engagement projects on health and wellbeing.
Analyses of covariance were used to analyze the results, which indicated that the creative arts therapy intervention was not effective in enhancing the expression of emotions or the participants’ level of spirituality. The project facilitates seniors’ creative contributions to their communities, while improving their health and strengthening their sense of well-being.
Evidence of the health benefits of arts engagement has been accumulating since the 1990s, therefore compared to other disciplines, the health-arts field is in its infancy. Thanks to the research of many disciplines and the burgeoning courses and degree programs around the world, knowledge about the nature, causes, and consequences of violence has been growing rapidly.
For some health service users, normalised access to arts activities that they enjoy are more important than engaging in therapy or workshops. I’d heard about him on the grapevine and was thrilled when he agreed to be part of a steering group up that I sat on, that was planning an arts and health conference in Carlise in 2001.
Developing partnerships with artists and arts organisations such as Musica Viva to bring new and established artists and arts initiatives into our hospitals. Identify and begin to evaluate and apply information from a range of sources relevant to personal, individual and community health.