Following on from the lively discussion at SVS Friday Forum on 4th August about the work of cultural sector organisations in the city , the positive impact involvement has on peoples wellbeing overall and the links they would like to make with other voluntary and community groups in the city here is the link to the recent national inquiry which several people mentioned.
Arts and health
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing conducted a two year inquiry into practice and research in the arts in health and social care. The Inquiry Report, Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing, presents the findings of this research, evidence-gathering and discussions with patients, health and social care professionals, artists and arts administrators, academics, people in local government, ministers, other policy-makers and parliamentarians from both Houses of Parliament. It says art is good for health.