Community building

Bristol Reggae Orchestra

Bristol Reggae Orchestra

People’s Health Trust addresses social determinants of health as described by the WHO, by supporting projects that increase collective control and build social links and ties. Encouraging collective control is described by the WHO as a wider social determinant of health. Giving local communities greater control to determine what happens in their neighbourhood brings about better outcomes locally, stronger social connections and self-respect: all highly correlated with wellbeing.

Make Your Mark arts courses as part of Sussex Recovery College

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Make Your Mark (MYM) is the Arts and Health programme for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust launched in January 2015.  

MYM Aim

Creativity in Care Nine Lives

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all-abilities & intergenerational community performance in Invergordon

Aims and objectives
People’s Health Trust addresses social determinants of health as described by the WHO, by supporting projects that increase collective control and build social links and ties. Encouraging collective control is described by the WHO as a wider social determinant of health. Giving local communities greater control to determine what happens in their neighbourhood bring about better outcomes locally, stronger social connections and self-respect: all highly correlated with wellbeing. The arts are often

Creative Change

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People’s Health Trust addresses social determinants of health as described by the WHO, by supporting projects that increase collective control and build social links and ties. Encouraging collective control is described by the WHO as a wider social determinant of health. Giving local communities greater control to determine what happens in their neighbourhood bring about better outcomes locally, stronger social connections and self-respect: all highly correlated with wellbeing.

Fresh Art @

Fresh Art @

Aims & objectives:

  • To promote positive wellbeing, conversation and inspiration within hospital and community settings by bringing ‘fresh art’ into the environment.
  • To enable everyone to participate in socially engaged creative projects by providing workshops within the hospital, community settings and Bath Museums using the museum collections, including handling collections as creative inspiration.

Fun Palaces

Stella Duffy

An ongoing, national campaign for culture at the heart of community; cultural activity created by and for local communities, with an annual weekend of action every October.

2014 and 2015: 280 Fun Palaces in 11 nations (primarily UK), led by 5262 local people, with 90,000 people taking part.

Founded in 2013, we have been funded by ACE, Foyle Foundation, Wellcome.

Our 2015 Evaluation shows the value of community-led engagement for individual and community health and wellbeing:

1. People feel empowered as a result of national and local activity

Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of community singing on mental health-related quality of life of older people: randomised controlled trial

Organisation: 
The Royal College of Psychiatrists

Background
As the population ages, older people account for a greater proportion of the health and social care budget. Whereas some research has been conducted on the use of music therapy for specific clinical populations, little rigorous research has been conducted looking at the value of community singing on the mental health-related quality of life of older people.

Aims
To evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of community group singing for a population of older people in England.

Method

The Contribution of Community Singing Groups to the Well-Being of Older People: Participant Perspectives From the United Kingdom

Organisation: 
Southern Gerontological Society

Current evidence suggests that participatory arts activities, and particularly group singing, may contribute to the well-being of older people. However, there is currently a paucity of prospective research from the participant perspective. This qualitative study nested within a randomized controlled trial aimed to assess participants’ perspectives of the acceptability and effect on health and well-being of a community singing program for older people.

Bring on the health economists: time for a rigorous evaluation of senior participative arts

Organisation: 
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Purpose – As our elderly population increases, scheduled to rise by 61 per cent in the next 20 years, a national
panic has set in about what to do. Antidepressant use is on the rise, and the figures for loneliness and depression
skyrocketing. So far, so normal and so very disheartening. The purpose of this paper is to make a radical plea
to change our thinking about how the lives of our senior citizens are lived: bring on the health economists, and
let us put some serious funding into studying the effects of participative arts on the lives of older people.

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