WHO What is the Evidence on the Role of the Arts in Improving Health & Wellbeing. A Scoping Review


This is not a new report but one that is definitely worth a read as it is based on over 3000 studies globally that identify and evidence the important role for the arts in prevention, management, treatment and increased general health and wellbeing.  What is the evidence on the role of the arts in improving health and well-being? A scoping review (


Public Health Scotland’s strategic plan 2022 – 2025

Public Health Scotland’s strategic plan 2022 – 2025 – recognises that health and wellbeing go far beyond hospitals and that to create a Scotland where everybody thrives means looking beyond the NHS to the building blocks of health and wellbeing.

They talk about working in close collaboration with local and national partners to use data and evidence to reduce the number of children living in poverty, empower local areas to address pressing local public health concerns, improve mental wellbeing by taking a public health approach and create an economy that prioritises wellbeing and population health.

See the full report at A Scotland where everybody thrives: Public Health Scotland’s strategic plan 2022 to 2025 – Our organisation – Public Health Scotland

The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland

The National Lottery’s new strategy to 2030 aims to help communities to enable people to live healthier lives as one of the top four priorities and are looking to fund

projects that: – take a preventative approach, enable communities to take positive action to improve the health & wellbeing of their communities, help reduce health inequalities and increase opportunities for community participation to shape better health services.

Check out the funding options at Funding | The National Lottery Community Fund (