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Prescribing books in a mental health service

The Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme was launched in June 2013 and provides self-help reading for adults based on cognitive behavioural therapy for a range of common mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, phobias and some eating disorders. This case study by The Reading Agency, describes how iCope – Islington Psychological Therapies and Wellbeing Service ... Read more

Published: 2013 | Resource type: Case studies

Music and healthcare: the benefical impact music has on health

This study by US based consultancy WolfBrown was commissioned by the Musical Connections program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.  In 2011, on the back of the apparent success that Musical Connections had on impacting participant’s lives, Carnegie Hall made a decision to roll the program out on a national level.  In preparation for this ... Read more

Published: 2011 | Resource type: Research

How the performing arts can improve the lives of adults accessing social care

In 2012 St Helens Council’s Arts Service were awarded funding from Arts Council England to develop a cultural connections programme. Other Ways of Telling explored how the arts can improve the lives of people who are accessing or who are at risk of needing to access Adult Social Care and Health Services. The programme was ... Read more

Published: 2013 | Resource type: Research

Orchestras Live Lullaby Concert

Touring a concert for young children to rural areas

This report looks at the Lullaby Concerts, a touring project which aims to bring inspirational first experiences of live orchestral music to young children, parents, and carers, particularly in underserved rural areas.

Published: 2012 | Resource type: Case studies