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Incubator - a sculpture by Ranjita Dhital
Applied arts & health programmes
Arts & Health South West
Organisation exploring the use of arts and culture to support health and wellbeing.
Arts for Health
Organisation exploring the impact of creativity, culture and the arts on health and well-being. Based at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Arts in Health
An NHS Network which aims to promote, share and encourage the use of art and creativity in the healthcare environment.
British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT)
The professional organisation for art therapists in the UK.
Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance
This site includes case studies and other resources relating to culture and health.
Health and Arts Research Initiative (HARI)
An interdisciplinary research initiative at the University of Reading looking into ways the arts can be used to improve health – including prevention, management and treatment of a wide range of health and social conditions.
London Arts in Health Forum
This organisation is free join and aims to develop the role of culture in wellbeing and to promote and support arts in health activity. Their site includes useful resources and links.
Royal Society for Public Health
A charity dedicated to improving and protecting the health of people. It has a Special Interest Group focusing on Arts, Health and Well-being.
Social Prescribing Network
The Network brings together health professionals, researchers, academics, social prescribing practitioners, representatives from the community and voluntary sector, commissioners and funders, patients and citizens to share knowledge and best practice, to support social prescribing at a local and national levels and to inform good quality research and evaluation.