“The mind is the gateway through which the social determinants impact upon health, and this report is about the life of the mind.” Professor Sir Michael Marmot
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing has produced an inquiry report – Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing – Second Edition (July 2017) – that presents the findings of two years of 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.
Amongst it’s key message are:
- The arts can help keep us well, aid our recovery and support longer lives better lived.
- The arts can help meet major challenges facing health and social care: ageing, long-term conditions, loneliness and mental health.
- The arts can help save money in the health service and social care.