The public debate that was never ours

10 Sep 2012

Susan Oman says the measures for assessing national wellbeing will be irrelevant before we even begin measuring

Fur coat and no knickers

02 Jul 2012

Clive Parkinson sees the danger of arts/health practice becoming a “bland cultural sub-species, offering the marginalised a transient feel-good factor”, watered down to fit the paymasters’ needs

A burden shared

21 May 2012

Can personal wellbeing improve when we start to focus on others’ wellbeing? Matthew Taylor describes a mental health project that put this to the test

The art of future-building

21 May 2012

Bridget McKenzie makes the case for a more eco-conscious arts sector, working to help restore the biosphere and generate capital from it

Life stories

21 May 2012

Kate Massey-Chase sees storytelling as fundamental to wellbeing because it helps us to understand who we are

Healthy, social, creative

21 May 2012

In 2010, as the health sector faced major changes and public sector cuts were about to bite, why did Voluntary Arts chose to target an advocacy campaign at healthcare professionals? Anita Holford outlines Healthy, Social, Creative

The happy museum

21 May 2012

Tony Butler describes a project which is encouraging cultural institutions to respond to the challenge of nurturing community wellbeing and improving environmental sustainability

Stepping out

21 May 2012

Mean Feet Dance’s One Step Forward pilot project offered creative dance tasters, short courses and performance opportunities to mental health service users in Somerset. Viv Gordon talks about the project

Transition town

21 May 2012

Transition initiatives help communities become stronger and happier and they are springing up all over the place. Hilary Jennings and Belinda Sosinowicz describe how Transition Town Tooting is using the arts to improve wellbeing in South East London

Floating the boat

21 May 2012

In the choppy waters of NHS reforms and government cuts, much is changing in the area of arts, health and wellbeing. Victoria Hume reports

If you treasure it, measure it?

21 May 2012

The wellbeing agenda is developing alongside a demand for evidence-based practice. Daniel Callcut explores what this means for arts organisations

There's magic in it

21 May 2012

Theatre has the potential to create profound and lasting wellbeing in young people. Emily Hunka explains how GLYPT is making a difference

Art on prescription

21 May 2012

By collaborating with staff at local doctors’ surgeries, Dulwich Picture Gallery has found a sustainable channel for reaching out to isolated elderly individuals. Madeline Adeane explains

Creative evaluation

21 May 2012

Meg Attwood explains how enlisting the help of evaluation consultants helped arts-based Community Interest Company Light Box gain credibility and stay on the right track

Wellbeing behind bars

21 May 2012

Dr Alan Clarke shares what he has learnt from a career running arts projects in prisons across Europe

13 Hours: lucky for some

21 May 2012

William Wong asks what can the arts do more of and differently to encourage mindfulness?

Practice what you preach?

21 May 2012

Hannah Hull discusses the paradox of being an arts and wellbeing advocate

Making the most of older workers

09 Apr 2012

Eleanor Deem explains how organisations can make sure they comply with recent legislation on older workers – and reap the benefits


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