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Arts, health & wellbeing directory

This is where you will find information on some of the key players and major developments in the field of arts, health and wellbeing. The directory also features organisations with a specialist interest, as well as links to news, events, resources and opportunities.

If you’re aware of other resources or would like your organisation featured here, please email artshealthwellbeing@kcl.ac.uk


 

 

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A national organisation representing everyone who believes that cultural engagement can transform our health and wellbeing. 

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Arts Council England is the national development agency for creativity and culture, aiming for everyone in England to have access to high quality cultural experiences and be given a chance for their creativity to flourish.

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Supporting London's culture and creative industries is one of the Mayor's top priorities. 

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LAHF aims to develop the role of culture in wellbeing and to promote and support arts in health activity across London and nationally. 

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An independent foundation which protects and advances human rights and promotes inclusion. 

  • Find out about the Foundations' latest publication: Creatively Minded and Ethically Diverse Improving creative opportunities for people with mental health problems from ethnically diverse backgrounds

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An independent funder working to help people overcome disadvantage and lack of opportunity so that they can realise their potential and enjoy fulfilling, creative lives.

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A leader in mental health research and education which supports South London and Maudsley Hospital, its patients, staff & service users. 

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An independent foundation working with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust to improve the health of people in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark. 

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A new national network funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) as part of the 2018 Cross-Council Mental Health Plus call to further research into mental health.

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Carefully curated academic research from universities and scholars around the world to support the work of the cultural sector.

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"Studying the arts, literature, humanities and history relating to nursing practice allows students to understand the place of nursing in a social, cultural, economic, medical, political and historical context. This provides a vital opportunity to develop their ideas about individual patients’ and communities’ experience of health, illness, and receiving nursing care. It also enhances students’ cultural competency and engages them further in the cultural life of the University and our clinical, artistic and historical partners."

Ian Noonan, Head of the Department, Mental Health Nursing, Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care



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