The evidence-base for arts in health is growing all the time, and the even the hundreds of resources here only scratch the surface.  We have trawled the web and are following up on suggestions and publicly available links all the time but we need your help.  Please don't be offended if we haven't found your work yet - just email and tell us where to find it - or if it isn't already on a website and you have something to share, please send a pdf copy to the same address and we'll be delighted to include it here.

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The majority of material is available free of charge to read or download online, but some publications do require a subscription (though they may offer a free trial period), books are available from the usual sources and some work is only available on request.

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Arts, Health & Wellbeing programme - ESRC

Arts and Health Research Programme  - University of the West of England, Bristol

Arts & Health South West - evidence pages

Arts, Health & Psychology PhD Programme - Canterbury Christ Church University

Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University

Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice

Arts and Minds Reports and Documentation

Birmingham City University, School of Art, MA Art, Health & Well-being

CASE - the culture and sport evidence programme

Centre for Arts as Wellbeing at the University of Winchester

The Centre for Medical Humantities - University of Durham

The Cochrane Library

Creative & Credible

Journal of Applied Arts and Health

The King's Fund - Enhancing the Healing Environment

Medical News Today - Music Benefits Both Mental And Physical Health

Mental Health Research - Anglia Ruskin University

Sidney de Haan Research Centre for Arts in Health - Canterbury Christ Church University

Society for the Arts in Healthcare

University of Nottingham

Willis Newson


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