Mental health and arts participation: the state of the art in England.

  title={Mental health and arts participation: the state of the art in England.},
  author={Sue Hacking and J. A. Secker and L Drummond Kent and Jo Shenton and Helen Spandler},
  journal={The journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health},
  volume={126 3},
Although participation in arts activity is believed to have important mental health and social benefits for people with mental health needs, the evidence base is currently weak. This article reports the first phase of a study intended to support the development of stronger evidence. Objectives for the first phase were to map current participatory arts activity, to identify appropriate indicators and to develop measures for use in the second phase of the research. A survey of participatory arts… CONTINUE READING

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