Arts for health and wellbeing

The Welsh NHS Confederation, August 2018

Engagement with the arts can make a powerful contribution to a person’s mental health and wellbeing. This briefing provides an overview of the ways that NHS Wales is realising this opportunity and improving outcomes for patients.

Click here to view the full report.

Advertisements

Arts for health and wellbeing: an evaluation framework

Public Health England, February 2016

The arts, including music, dance, theatre, visual arts and writing, are increasingly recognised as having the potential to support health and wellbeing. However, in order for arts to be included in commissioning of health and social care services, there needs to be robust evidence of their effectiveness, impacts and costs.

This document suggests a standard framework for reporting of project activities that will strengthen understanding of what works in specific contexts and enable realistic assessment and appropriate comparisons to be made between programmes.

Click here for further information and to download the report.