MARCH: Social, Cultural and Community Assets for Mental Health

Lead Research Organisation: University College London
Department Name: Behavioural Science and Health

Abstract

The 'MARCH' Network proposes that Assets for Resilient Communities lie at the heart of Mental Health (M-ARC-H) and is dedicated to advancing research into the impact of these assets in enhancing public mental health and wellbeing, preventing mental illness and supporting those living with mental health conditions. Specifically, it will advance our understanding of the impact of social, cultural and community assets including the arts, culture, heritage, libraries, parks, community gardens, allotments, leisure centres, volunteer associations, social clubs and community groups, of which there are an anticipated 1 million in the UK. The network will bring together a Disciplinary Expert Group of researchers with a Policy Group of major national policy bodies, a Patient Public Involvement Group of national mental health charities, and a Community Engagement Group of national organisations. Across three years, our network will unite research with policy and practice to tackle critical questions of research priorities, methods, and implementation in this field; understand and resolve barriers to mobilising community assets; and provide training and support to the next generation of researchers.

Specifically, our network will address questions organised in two core work streams (WS):
WS1. Cross-disciplinary research and challenges: (a) What evidence is there, from a cross-disciplinary perspective, for how and why community assets impact on public health and wellbeing and the lives of those living with mental health problems, and where are the gaps for future research? (b) How can we use a cross-disciplinary approach to provide meaningful data to different stakeholders and users?

WS2. Equity of engagement and access innovation: (a) Who amongst the UK population, demographically and geographically, currently engages with these programmes and how does participation vary dependent on mental health? (b) What are the current barriers and enablers to engagement at an individual, organisational and policy level and how can we develop innovative approaches to enhance engagement, especially amongst the vulnerable?

This research work will be complemented by a rich portfolio of impact, engagement and training activities (see 'Impact Summary').

This network aligns with strategic priorities of the AHRC and ESRC as well as having a secondary relevance to the priorities of the MRC (through its consideration of the role of community assets and social prescribing to support medical approaches to mental health), NERC (through its exploration of the impact of green spaces) and EPSRC (through its focus on the opportunities provided by technology for driving research forwards). It has also been designed in response to the Network Plus Research Agenda. In addition to the objectives already discussed in the prior Je-S section, it is responsive to many of the mental health challenges cited in the agenda. For example, the call specification noted that only 25% of people with mental health problems receive ongoing treatment. Whilst there are recognised economic and resource constraints with delivering sufficient mental health services, this Network proposes to focus on the role that existing community assets could play in providing support to a much wider range of people in the UK including those on waiting lists. As another example, the call specification raised that 70% of children and adolescents with mental health problems have not had appropriate interventions at an earlier age. This Network will involve working with policy makers and community organisations to see how research could help overcome barriers to access with the aim of engaging more young people and those who are hard to reach. Overall, the network will seek to understand and support future research into how community assets could be mobilised to encourage more resilient individuals and communities with a greater understanding of and capacity for self-management of mental health.

Planned Impact

A rich suite of events and activities map onto the research in the two Work Streams including two Impact and Engagement Objectives (IEO) and an Impact Development Objective (IDO).

IEO1 will focus on connecting research with a) policy and b) practice with the aim of advancing best practice and encouraging high quality evaluations and research. In partnership with the What Works Centre for Wellbeing and Mental Health Foundation, the network will turn its four reports into policy briefings and disseminate to the Policy Group and wider policy stakeholders (IEO1a). The network will also co-host meetings with the Social Prescribing Network and NHS England, help to assess the Royal Society for Public Health community awards to celebrate best practice and develop bespoke activities with further Community Engagement Group partners (IEO1b). Our short-term aim is that by 2021, concise reports on social, cultural and community engagement and mental health are available to all major policy stakeholders and national practice organisations, with the medium-term aim that mental health begins to be included in the strategies and programmes of Community Engagement Groups, so that in the long-term the value of community assets is drawn on more to support mental health in the UK.

IEO2 will focus on advancing a) public engagement, b) stigma reduction and c) access innovation. We have a suite of programmes including a Citizen Science project planned with the BBC to raise public awareness about the importance of community assets for mental health and will explore other media opportunities utilising existing connections (IEO2a). We will work with the Community Engagement Group to look at how activities themselves such as singing, performance and art could be used to reduce stigma associated with mental illness (IEO2b). And in partnership with NESTA we will test the recommendations for access innovation with individual local community programmes using NESTA's 100-day rapid cycling process. Our short-term aim is that across the life-time of the Network, there is enhanced awareness of the impact of community assets for mental health amongst the general public, which, along with the development of more targeted access innovation programmes, will generate engagement in the medium term. In the long term, this should lead to more geographically and demographically balanced inclusion, especially by those with mental health conditions.

Finally, IDO1 is about training the next generation of researchers to advance cross-disciplinary research in close partnership with community organisations and healthcare professionals. Building on the existing 700-person Early Career Research Network for Arts, Humanities, Health and Medicine led by Fancourt we will continue to support regional networking events, online resources and a podcast series. We will also work with the Royal Society for Public Health to develop a new online training programme to support those starting their careers doing cross-disciplinary work in social, cultural and community assets and mental health. Our short-term aim is that ECRs are provided with a much stronger national structure to engage with others working on similar areas, breaking through traditional disciplinary silos, and the chance to apply for £80,000 grants to seed fund their own research. In the medium term, our aim is that ECRs are better trained and given stronger platforms to develop their research skills in partnership with community organisations, to the simultaneous benefit of the wider community sector. Long-term this should provide a connected and engaged new generation of researchers to advance work in this field, meaning that overall this Network both responds to the immediate Work Streams posed in this application and also develops research expertise especially amongst younger researchers to be able to tackle the critical Work Streams of the future.

This work is supported by £225,000 in kind from our partners.

Organisations

Publications

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Atanasova D (2019) Mental health and the media: From illness to wellbeing in Sociology Compass

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Bungay H (2021) Arts, creativity and health. in Public health

 
Description We have worked with over 300 members of the network to co-produce a new Research Agenda for the field, which is due to be published shortly in British Journal of Psychiatry Open. This highlights the research gaps that you have identified that most urgently need filling. We have used this research agenda to guide our own distribution of plus funds.

We have worked with the MARCH Disciplinary Expert Group to identify "mechanisms of action" that link leisure engagement to mental and physical health, in total mapping over 600 mechanisms that have been either proposed or tested and have synthesised these into a new framework using the lens of complexity science. The paper will be published shortly in Lancet Psychiatry.

We have published an evidence synthesis report with the World Health Organisation that brings together the findings from over 3,000 studies on arts and health. The report was named the Global Aesthetic Achievement of 2019. We have also produced follow-on policy briefings for WHO and the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport. We have spoken about our work to the UN, UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments), OECD (Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development) and several All Party Parliamentary Groups.

We have been working to map the barriers and motivators to social, cultural and community engagement and have run focus groups and interviews with network members including individuals with lived experience of mental illness, GPs involved in social prescribing, and community organisations. We've also analysed data from national datasets and published our findings in six scientific papers.

We have worked closely with the BBC's annual 'Get Creative' Festival, supporting the communication of research to the public. This continued during the pandemic, with the festival promoting ways to remain creative at home. We ran two major BBC Citizen Science experiments involving over 98,000 people, with the data now publicly available for analysis. We are working closely with community organisations to support their work with policy briefings developed from original MARCH research, and a free online training course on community assets and mental health to be developed next year. Amongst our members, 14% say they have increased their own community engagement since joining MARCH.

We have worked to support the national roll-out of social prescribing. We hosted the policy conference 'Arts on Prescription' in November 2019 - a sold-out event that featured speakers including James Sanderson Director of Personalised Care for NHS England and Miranda Wolpert Head of Mental Health at Wellcome, along with representatives from Public Health England, several arts organisations and individuals with lived experience. We have also collaborated with NHS England undertaking the first analyses of NHS data from London looking at the reach and impact of the social prescribing roll-out, written a policy briefing on social prescribing for DCMS, and presented at a number of social prescribing conferences and policy days. We also supported ECR and MBBS student Henry Aughterson in applying for PhD funding from UCLH, which has led to a 3-year funded PhD exploring the barriers and enablers of social prescribing within primary care in the UK.

In March, we responded rapidly to the unfolding pandemic by drawing on the expertise and connections within the MARCH Network to establish the COVID-19 Social Study (the largest study into the psychological and social impact of the pandemic) and the COVID-MINDS Network (an international network of over 140 longitudinal mental health studies from 70 countries). The MARCH Network's COVID-19-related research has led to over 70 reports and scientific papers produced since April 2020. We have communicated this work weekly to the Cabinet Office, multiple government departments, the ONS Covid Response Unit, the COVID Commission, PHE, the UN, WHO, several APPGs and dozens of community and third sector organisations.
Exploitation Route Yes. The work of the network is being taken forward by special interest groups and the publications, reports and new theory developments we have made are having a substantial impact on work in the field.
Sectors Creative Economy,Education,Environment,Healthcare,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

 
Description Supporting work of community organisations Supporting public understanding and individual engagement Supporting policy
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Education,Environment,Healthcare,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Advisory committee for the Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Resource useful for optimising arts and cultural interventions for mental health, particularly for practitioners delivering these activities.
URL https://www.culturehealthandwellbeing.org.uk/surviving-thriving-building-model-sustainable-practice-...
 
Description Attendance at Arts Council England roundtable: identifying gaps in arts & health research
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description COVID-19 evidence
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Study findings have been shared weekly with cabinet office, multiple government departments, NHS England, the World Health Organisation, Public Health England, and hundreds of community organisations. We have also given invited talks to Cabinet Office, the Government's Advisory Group on suicide prevention, the Government Tackling Loneliness Network, the Government Covid Commision, the APPG for loneliness, the APPG for Compassionate Politics, The ONS Covid Response Unit, and several parliamentary committees. Daisy has been invited to join the Lancet Covid Commission Mental Health Task Force and the Government Office for Science Plenary Task Force led by Sir Patrick Vallance. The study has been supporting policy and practice decisions in a number of ways including data being used: • To plan for NHS mental health service demand and funding for the winter • To support the development of vaccine communications plans through the London Assembly • In SAGE documents: o To understand and map changing compliance levels and plan for sustaining adherence o To make decisions on shutting and reopening of large venues o To highlight the challenges of falling trust in government on the management of the pandemic o To understand the behavioural considerations on mass testing] o To identify inequalities in mental health driven by the pandemic o To plan for social support during local lockdowns o To plan for the reintroduction of measures to slow infection We also have reports of dozens of third sector organisations such as the Samaritans and Red Cross using the data to plan for their own activities to support individuals during the pandemic.
 
Description DCMS consultancy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description DfE Consultancy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Evidence to DCMS
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmcumeds/734/73407.htm
 
Description Invited briefing to Royal College of General Practitioners: : Crawford, P. 'Creative public health: Culture as a shadow health service.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Invited member of Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS): Cultural and Creative Industries and Covid-19 Fourth Symposium: Culture, Health and Wellbeing (Paul Crawford and Lorna Probert)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Member of the advisory group for CultureForHealth
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
URL https://cultureactioneurope.org/projects/cultureforhealth/
 
Description Member of the advisory group for UCL research project - 'Online Art Therapy for Women and Girls affected by Domestic Abuse'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Membership of Advisory Group of Centre for Cultural Value
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Membership of DCMS Advisory Committee on Valuing of Cultural and Heritage Assets
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Named contributor to Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983.
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/7788...
 
Description WHO Health 2020 Report
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0015/413016/Intersectoral-action-between-the-arts-and...
 
Description WHO Health Evidence Synthesis Report
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL http://www.euro.who.int/en/media-centre/sections/fact-sheets/2019/fact-sheet-what-is-the-evidence-on...
 
Description 'Dance/Connect: Applying the Social Cure' Loneliness and Social Isolation in Mental Health Network Funding Call #2: Interventions
Amount £14,012 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2021 
End 11/2021
 
Description ActEarly: a City Collaboratory approach to early promotion of good health and wellbeing
Amount £49,970 (GBP)
Funding ID MC_PC_18002 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2018 
End 11/2018
 
Description ActEarly: a city collaboratory approach to early promotion of good health and wellbeing
Amount £6,600,000 (GBP)
Funding ID MC_PC_18002 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2019 
End 07/2024
 
Description Arts and Health Scoping Research
Amount £120,867 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/T007184/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 10/2020
 
Description Arts, Place & Wellbeing
Amount £3,000 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 03/2020
 
Description CO-Pact. Co-design of interventions to reduce mental health act section use including photovoice. NIHR PRP
Amount £700,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NIHR PRP Bhui 
Organisation University of Oxford 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2021 
End 03/2023
 
Description COVID-Mind: Mental Health during Covid-19
Amount £411,826 (GBP)
Funding ID 221400/Z/20/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2020 
End 05/2022
 
Description Care for Music - an ethnography of music in late life and end of life settings
Amount £478,531 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/S003592/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 04/2022
 
Description Co-production for Sustainable Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) in Kenya: A Cultural Animation Approach
Amount £217,163 (GBP)
Organisation University of Nottingham 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 12/2020
 
Description Combating Social Isolation through Creative and Community Engagement: COVID and beyond (Community COVID).
Amount £207,457 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/V008595/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2020 
End 09/2021
 
Description EpiArts (ii)
Amount $125,000 (USD)
Organisation Bloomberg 
Sector Private
Country United States
Start 03/2020 
End 03/2022
 
Description EpiArts (iii)
Amount $50,000 (USD)
Organisation One Florida Consortium 
Sector Private
Country United States
Start 03/2020 
End 04/2021
 
Description EpiArts Lab (i)
Amount $150,000 (USD)
Organisation National Endowment for the Arts 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 03/2020 
End 04/2023
 
Description Island Life and Death, Leverhulme Major Fellowship
Amount £81,020 (GBP)
Funding ID MRF-2021-012 
Organisation The Leverhulme Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2022 
End 08/2024
 
Description Mitigating the Inequitable Effects of COVID-19 Using Community and Cultural Assets
Amount £49,509 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2020 
End 03/2021
 
Description Optimising museum provision to improve older people's wellbeing as part of social prescribing, in the context of COVID-19: Realist review and evaluation
Amount £279,000 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2020 
End 07/2021
 
Description PhD studentship on social prescribing
Amount £70,000 (GBP)
Organisation University College Hospital 
Sector Hospitals
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 09/2022
 
Description Philip Leverhulme Prize
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 01/2021
 
Description Psychological & social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic - Nuffield Foundation
Amount £337,302 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2020 
End 05/2022
 
Description SHAPER: Scaling Arts-Health Programmes: Efficacy and Implementation Researcher
Amount £1,999,998 (GBP)
Funding ID 19425/Z/19/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 09/2022
 
Description Scaling-up Health-Arts Programmes: Implementation and Effectiveness Research (SHAPER)
Amount £1,999,998 (GBP)
Funding ID 219425/Z/19/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 09/2022
 
Description Social Prescribing
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation NHS England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 04/2020
 
Description UCL Internal GCRF Small Grant
Amount £78,000 (GBP)
Organisation University College London 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 06/2020
 
Description WELLCOMM
Amount £299,904 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/T006994/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 04/2022
 
Description What's Up With Alex (WUWA)? Animated Storytelling for Mental Health Literacy Among Young People
Amount £996,475 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/T003804/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2019 
End 04/2022
 
Title BBC Get Creative Dataset 
Description Data from 48,000 people on creative activities and mental health collected as part of a citizen science experiment 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Three papers have been published to date using the data. 
URL https://osf.io/ysg8x/
 
Title Feel Good Test 
Description Dataset from citizen science experiment involving >40,000 people with the BBC 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Papers have been published from this dataset and extensive media and public engagement 
URL https://osf.io/pe573/
 
Description A new special interest research group on Singing and Mental Health 
Organisation Royal College of Music (RCM)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Facilitated the development of this special interest research group on Singing and Mental Health, with 73 organisations from a range of backgrounds. Co-leads were chosen to run the group, which includes Dave Camlin from the Royal College of Music, Katherine Zeserson (freelance consultant) and Philipa Rieve (Snape Maltings).
Collaborator Contribution Two sandpit events have been held, with over 60 interdisciplinary members to develop research proposals for further funding. T
Impact The outcomes from the sandpit events will be reported in the next submission.
Start Year 2019
 
Description ATTUNE: Creative Arts to tackle adverse childhood experiences 
Organisation Falmouth University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I am leading a consortium including KCL, UCL, QMUL, Falmouth, Kent, Leeds, Oxford, NGOs and local government.
Collaborator Contribution We have developed two working papers: 1) digital interventions and arts interventions for young people experiencing adversity; and 2) ethical issues in participatory research
Impact An MRC application, we have progressed to the second stage. Plus two working paper, listed above.
Start Year 2020
 
Description New special interest group on interdisciplinary research methods 
Organisation Liverpool John Moores University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution One day interdisciplinary panel meeting, to develop research ideas, and a book proposal bringing colleagues from Leeds, Liverpool, London from practitioners to researchers.
Collaborator Contribution Presentations, shared abstract of talks. Plans to hold a further intensive workshop.
Impact In preparation, a briefing is being produced.
Start Year 2019
 
Description New special interest research group on Arts, Crafts and Mental Health 
Organisation Crafts Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Facilitation of partnerships in a range of areas: Dance and Mental Health; Haptic Engagement and Mental Health; Creative Ageing and Mental Health; Spoken Word/Hip-Hop and Mental Health (a meeting of this group to happen in Spring 2020)
Collaborator Contribution Contribution on discussions for research proposals.
Impact Still in development - applications for MARCH Network Plus Funds will arise from this group
Start Year 2019
 
Description New special interest research group on Digital Community Assets and Mental Health 
Organisation University of East London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Facilitated the development of this special interest research group and recruited members to the interdisciplinary team.
Collaborator Contribution Ian Tucker of University of East London and Jacob Diggle of Mind are co-leading this special interest research group, and have received Sandpit Funds from the MARCH Network to hold a day-long meeting to brainstorm research proposals.
Impact Outcomes from the special interest research group meeting on 6 March 2020 will be reported in our next submission.
Start Year 2019
 
Description New special interest research group on Historic Environment and Mental Health 
Organisation Historic England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Facilitated the development of a interdisciplinary special interest research group led by Linda Monckton, Head of Wellbeing and Inclusion Strategy at Historic England.
Collaborator Contribution Linda with contributions from Lucy Shaw at the University of Oxford are bringing together an interdisciplinary team to develop research proposals around the historic environment and mental health. The group have received MARCH Network Sandpit Funds to host a one a one-day seminar to brainstorm research proposals for further funding - this is taking place on Monday 24 February.
Impact The outcomes from the meeting on 24 February will be shared in the next Research Fish submission.
Start Year 2019
 
Description New special interest research group on Nature, Outdoors and Mental Health 
Organisation University of Exeter
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution One day interdisciplinary meeting to develop research ideas, a second meeting in April being planned Received MARCH Network sandpit funds to run a interdisciplinary meeting to develop research ideas on 25 February 2020
Collaborator Contribution Presentations, discussion, sharing of latest research with plans to apply for further funding
Impact In preparation - briefing documents are being produced
Start Year 2019
 
Description New special interest research group on Shared Reading: Literature, Libraries and Mental Health 
Organisation University of Liverpool
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Facilitated the development of this special interest research group, finding co-leads (Professor Emeritus Phil Davis of University of Liverpool and Kerry Wilson of Liverpool John Moores University) and recruiting an interdisciplinary group of members.
Collaborator Contribution Professor Davis will be leading the group, with the hope of hosting initially developing ideas via our online discussion forum, Basecamp, with the view to hosting a meeting in the summer of 2020.
Impact A plan of action/ manifesto is in development, in consultation with the newly formed Steering Group.
Start Year 2019
 
Description UK-PRP 
Organisation Bradford Institute for Health Research (BIHR)
Department Born in Bradford
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Due to the MARCH Network receiving funding, Fancourt was invited to be a co-investigator on the UK-PRP ActEarly programme led by Bradford and UCL. THe grant of £6.6m was received and £137,000 has been given to the MARCH Network to hire a post-doctoral researcher to undertake evaluations of the roll-out of an Arts Council Creative People & Places programme in Bradford.
Collaborator Contribution Fancourt will hire a post-doc to complete new research as part of ActEarly and the Arts Council England CPP programme.
Impact Multidisciplinary - public health, psychology, social science, medicine, arts, humanities.
Start Year 2018
 
Description What Works Centre for Wellbeing - new research collaboration 
Organisation What Works Centre for Wellbeing
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Through MARCH we have developed a formal partnership with WWCW that has resulted in a new grant of £300,000 from ESRC.
Collaborator Contribution WWCW have supported the development of MARCH as a network well as our new application.
Impact Funding of £300,000 from ESRC
Start Year 2018
 
Description #ArtsCan 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Fancourt led a half-day workshop for arts and cultural organisations on the impact of arts on health, including work from the MARCH Network, which led to increased knowledge of the evidence base reported and increased collaboration between cultural partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
 
Description Academic presentation to scholars and arts professionals 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Symposium on contribution of culture to social wellbeing: organised by Arts Council England, April 3rd, Manchester
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Academic presentation to scholars and arts professionals 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote for Alberta Museums Association conference about Museums and Health, September 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.museums.ab.ca/what-we-do/annual-conference/conference-2019.aspx
 
Description Academic presentation to scholars and arts professionals 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Arts and Health Workshop organsied by The Cultural Capuital Exchangs, London, April 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Academic presentation to scholars and heritage professionals 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote presentation at conference in Ghent, Belgium as part of: Participation in cultural heritage for mental health recovery Conference, November 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Academic presentation to scholars and heritage professionals 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote for Medical Museion Conference at University of Copenhagen, May 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Academic presentation to scholars and students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Keynote at Nottingham University Health Humanities Conference January 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Academic presentation to scholars and students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact UCL IAS seminar as part of Treatment and Wellbeing in an Aging Society: Disciplinary intersections between Literature, Art and Health event March 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Academic presentation to scholars, medical and arts professionals 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact APPG Arts and Health event for the SW Academic Health Sciences Partnership on Social Prescirbing, May 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Academic presentation to scholars, medical and arts professionals 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Central Saint Martins and UCL joint workshop on arts, health and wellbeing, May 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Approaches to capturing value of cultural assets 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interview for Arts Professional on government plans for valuation of cultural assets
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Arts Council England Strategy Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Fancourt presented on MARCH to key staff from Arts Council England, to inform their funding activity relating to arts and mental health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Arts4Dementia Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Launch of Arts4Dementia's Arts4Brain Health SP report
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://arts4dementia.org.uk/our-presidents-blog/
 
Description BBC Breakfast Film 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Fancourt was filmed for a BBC Breakfast piece on creativity and mental health, which led to more organisations signing up to MARCH and reporting collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BBC Proms Plus 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Fancourt spoke at the BBC Proms for a live audience on music and mental health and it was broadcast on BBC Radio 3
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BBC Radio 4 interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview as part of Burton's Anatomy of Melancholia on social prescribing and health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BBC Radio London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio London interview about music festivals and health for BBC World Music Day
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BBC Radio London interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio London interview about social prescribing and health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Blog with Emerald Press 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The following blog discussed the importance of mutual recovery in creative practice and their role as assets for managing the wellbeing of society. Crawford, P. (2020) Arts for Health: creativity & coronavirus. 14 May.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/topics/coronavirus/blog/arts-health-creativity-coronavirus
 
Description British Academy Loneliness Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Fancourt spoke for a public engagement event at the British Academy on arts and loneliness, which led to new contacts with policymakers and reported new awareness from the audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Centre for Cultural Value, Culture on Referral workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sharing data and findings from mutliple studies on theipotential of social prescribing to address health inequity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Cheltenham Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Fancourt spoke for a public engagement event on singing and mental health that was broadcast on BBC World Service
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Cheshire & Merseyside Baby Week 2020 (NHS) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of research from the MARCH Network given online as part of the launch of the National Women and Children's Creative Health Handbook for Cheshire & Merseyside Baby Week 2020 which prompted questions and discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.improvingme.org.uk/about-us/news/baby-week-2020/
 
Description Creative Lives Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Cross sector conference drawing together researchers, practitioners and people with lived experience - I was co-host and panelist
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/epidemiology-health-care/research/behavioural-science-and-health/resources/exp...
 
Description Cultural districts and social impact 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop for practitioners in cultural districts round the world to discuss social, health and other impacts of their work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Cultural sector policy talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Talk to joint Board awaydays of Barbican Centre and Guildhall School of Music & Drama about understanding social and health impacts of cultural engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Electronic article in a new collection on asset-based approaches for health and wellbeing published by Local Government Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Electronic article 'Asset-based public health - shifting evidence and practice'. Authors, South, J & Stansfield J. This is part of a collection of accessible articles on asset-based approaches written for local government, including elected members and practitioners. The Introduction section in 'Policy & Structural issues' and 'Covid-19 postcript', quote heavily from my article.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.local.gov.uk/glass-half-full-10-years-review
 
Description GIOfest XIII George Lewis and Tia DeNora 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion/presentation between composer George Lewis and DeNora around the topic of improvised music, wellbeing, dementia, Covid-19, inclusion, politics and alternative aesthetics in musical practice.The discussion was relayed by zoom broadcast and is available on youtube. Live chat and live discussion followed with members of Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.glasgowimprovisersorchestra.com/giofest/george-lewis--tia-denora/
 
Description GIVE: Voluntering for Wellbeing Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference organised as part of The Heritage Fund project: GIVE: Voluntering for Wellbeing.
Give: Volunteering for Wellbeing is a National Lottery Heritage Fund project led by UCL on behalf of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance in collaboration with the Horniman Museum and Gardens, Natural History Museum, and Valence House Museum. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project will make heritage more accessible to people experiencing health inequalities. Working with the three museum partners, our new volunteering programmes will help open up hidden and unused collections to a greater number of people. This conference showcased main findings from the project and brought together wider audiences interested in voluntering wellbeing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://culturehealthresearch.wordpress.com/give/
 
Description Get Creative Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MARCH led two citizen science experiments with the BBC as part of their Get Creative Festival, which led to nearly 100,000 people taking part, contributing new research data and learning about the evidence on creativity and mental health and wellbeing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
 
Description Health Ageing Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Fancourt presented on MARCH to researchers and third sector organisations and led a workshop developing new research ideas on ageing and mental health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Helping organisations connect people with nature for both human and nature's well-being 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Helping organisations connect people with nature for both human and nature's well-being. An event on how to build organisational capacity to design, deliver, and evaluate nature connectedness interventions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://nature-mill.org/NatConEvent/
 
Description Inaugural lecture Centre for Cultural Affairs, Indiana University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Talk about the value of cultural engagement and assets presented at Centre for Cultural Affairs, Indiana University, to postgraduate students, faculty and professional practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description International Culture, Health and Wellbeing Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Largest international conference focusing on arts, creativity and health - invited panelist/chair
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.culturehealthandwellbeing.org.uk/news/general-news/culture-health-and-wellbeing-internat...
 
Description Interviews for national news 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Fancourt gave 16 interviews to various BBC radio news channels including BBC Front Row on creativity and mental health, which led to a number of written responses on new knowledge and plans for new projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited speaker 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A meeting at the royal college of psychiatrists, hosted by the British Indian Psychiatric Society. 31st May 2019.
Emphasis on creative arts and research to explore and remedy inequalities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://synergicollaborativecentre.co.uk/
 
Description Keynote Lecture Art in Education Conference, Oslomet University, Oslo August 28-30 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Roughly 120 attendees, the keynote described the importance of 'legacy resources' (music in particular) in later life and for mental health and mentioned the MARCH project as a key project devoted to and promoting this topic and outlined the first phase of Care for Music.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.oslomet.no/om/arrangement/art-in-education/programme-art-in-education
 
Description Knowledge Exchange workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Cultural Capital Exchange - Arts & Health Workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description LIfe at a Distance: reflections on lockdown exhibition and talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 30 community members from across Saltburn and East Cleveland attended the 'reflections on lockdown' event, where pieces of art made by community members were displayed and results from the 'life at a distance' project were discussed. The session was attended by members of the public, local councillors and voluntary sector organisations. Audience members expressed an interest in the work carried out over the pandemic, and the relevant to further community work in the area.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Lecture on value of cultural engagement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Lecture on value of cultural engagement delivered to postgraduate students on Sotheby's MA programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Lecture to researchers and practitioners on value of arts (Helsinki) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Talk about the value of cultural engagement and assets presented at University of the Arts Helsinki, to arts practitioners and faculty from across Finland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Lecture, University of Rome III on project themes, December 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Postgraduates and Undergraduates plus ministerial employee and academics to discuss and debate issues around non-verbal communication and music's important role when speech is not available. Laid groundwork while there fore follow-on research in collaboration with specialist in memory studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description More Culture, Less Medicine Conference, Brighton and Hove City Council 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This conference sought to draw attention to the value of culture in supporting public health; I gave the Keynote providing context and key findings from our research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.creativefuture.org.uk/arts-health-and-wellbeing/more-culture-less-medicine-2/
 
Description Music and Wellbeing, A British Academy Ten Minute Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A talk in the British Academy Series of 'Ten Minute Talks' it has received over 2000 views. Live discussion and subsequent comments from viewers. The talk described some of the work in progress for Care for Music and also the perspectives being developed in the MARCH Network project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_rANbrJ0eI
 
Description NHSE Personalised Care Social Prescirbing Link Worker Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This talk described our social prescribing research and how SP tackles health inequalities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description National Academy for Social Prescribing; The Show 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact NASP Showcase event - I talked about the Academic Partners Collaborative and the evidence reviews we are conducting for NASP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Panel presentation Local Local Government Association webinar: 'A glass half-full: using asset-based approaches to improve local health & wellbeing' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited panel presentation. 'A Glass Half Full: evidence for change' in a Local Government Association webinar on 10th December 2020. The webinar was to mark 10 years of the first asset-based publication in local government 'A Glass Half Full'. The webinar was aimed at Local Government policy makers, elected members and practitioners. My presentation took a research perspective and discussed the current evidence base for asset-based approaches for health and wellbeing. I identified issues around future measurement, linked to MARCH and the wider research agenda. The webinar was well attended and stimulated lively debate during the webinar and through Twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.local.gov.uk/asset-approach-community-wellbeing-glass-half-full
 
Description Photovoice exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact Photovoice exhibition was displayed in London and Manchester museums, and cultural events, including the public and service users.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Podcast: Public Health Disrupted: How arts and creativity can tackle health inequalities? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A podcast for UCL Health of the Public's PH Distriupted series: How arts and creativity can tackle health inequalities?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://soundcloud.com/uclsound/public-health-disrupted-how-can-arts-and-creativity-tackle-health-in...
 
Description Presentation and discussion with Public Health England Health Improvement Directorate 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Public Heath England (PHE) convened a meeting on 31st October, 2019 for national programme leads and centre leads to find out more about the MARCH research network, and related research on participation in arts and cultural activities and health. Following presentations by MARCH academics, there was a discussion around how PHE, as a founding partner, could contribute to and influence the network. The most relevant programme areas and key contacts were identified including public mental health, healthy ageing, social prescribing and health inequalities. Opportunities for further dissemination were agreed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at Oxford seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on arts and health including MARCH research for the The Wellcome Centre for Ethics & Humanities at Oxford University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.weh.ox.ac.uk/upcoming-events/art-global-health
 
Description Presentation at UN high level political side event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation of arts and health research at the Partnering through Culture, Heritage and Art for Resilient and Inclusive Recovery UN high level political side event, including presenting a range of research from MARCH.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation at conference in Norway 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation for arts and health research for the Alliance of Actors and Dancers in Norway (funded by the Ministry of Culture), including presenting a range of research from MARCH.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation at the 11th EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region Annual Online Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An online workshop coordinated by the Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture primarily got those working in the cultural sector for health and wellbeing, and those working in cultural policy. After the presentation, breakout rooms were facilitated to discuss key debates in arts and health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation at the Culture and Well-being Forum in Romania 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation about arts and health at the Culture and Well-being Forum in Romania, including presenting a range of research published as part of MARCH.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Presentation for charity Place2Be for Children's Mental Health Week 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Over 100 staff members who work for charity Place2Be attended an online event for Children's Mental Health Week, with this presentation kicking off the event and then prompting discussion and questions about research from the MARCH Network afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/children-s-mental-health-week/
 
Description Presentation given at BSA Medical Sociology South Coast group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I gave a talk on the MARCH network research activities and presented the findings of a recent research study to the BSA Medical Sociology group. Although this group is primarily aimed at academics and practitioners from the south coast region, colleagues from Exeter and Wales attended. The purpose was to further awareness of the MARCH research network, and share study results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation to Arts sector professionals 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to Arts Council England for their naional Arts and Health training event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Reframing Museums Conference, Louvre Abu Dhabi + New York University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact At this confrenece organised by the Louvre Abu Dhabi + New York University I spoke about Museums and Empathy - this sparked lots of interesting discussion about how museums support emotional wellbeing, e.g. https://www.theartnewspaper.com/analysis/louvre-abu-dhabi-symposium
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/events/2020/november/reframing-museums.html
 
Description Research talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Archaeology, Heritage and Health workshop - funded by MARCH Network Plus Funds. This workshop helped to establish a new MARCH Network Special Interest Group involving professional practitioners, researchers, people with lived experience and third sector organisations interested in Archaeology and Mental Health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.marchnetwork.org/opportunities
 
Description Research talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Talk to about 30 environmental psychology sholars and tsudents at the University of Cardiff about synergies between human and environmental healtjh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Seminar at Cardiff University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Delivered a talk on natural and cultural assets, community participation and the links between human and environmental health to the Environmental Psychology Dept at Cardiff Uni.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Talk and discussion session at a community mental health support group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact I gave a talk to a community mental health support group on MARCH and our work, and facilitated a discussion session following this on taking part in research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Talk at acaemic conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Arts Meets Health: SMaRteN Conference on 14th November
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.smarten.org.uk/arts-meets-health.html
 
Description Talk given at UCL Festival of Culture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk given as part of the UCL 'Festival of Culture', open to the general public. Introduced the MARCH network, the evidence base and current and future research plans. Approx 40 people attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk to arts practitioners, organisations, funders and policymakers on how we evaluate outcomes of cultural engagement (Toronto) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lecture to arts practitioners, organisations and funders in Toronto, Canada, to communicate ways of thinking about the value of cultural engagement and assets to individuals and society, including benefits for health..
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This invited talk was arranged to support and guide the Art Gallery of Ontario's community development programme; the Q&A that followed helped the museum to argue for expanding their programme to include more people from disadvantaged communities and consider issues of health inequaities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Talk, National Social Prescribing Champions Scheme Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact I was pleased to share findings from multiple studies about the value of social prescirbing to people from marginalised backgrounds, which sparked lots of great questions frok the audience about how to make social prescribing more accessible and equitable.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description UCL-National Trust Partnership Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Launch of UCL-NT Evidence Reviews: our talk focused on historic buildings and wellbeing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description What Next? Public Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Fancourt presented to arts and cultural organisations about the work of MARCH and opportunities for arts and mental health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Workshop & presentation at Networking and Career Development for Mental Health ECRs event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Workshop & presentation at 'Networking and Career Development for Mental Health ECRs event'. Mental Elf Service for the UKRI Mental Health research network webinar: 7th December 2020 Aim was to prepare post graduate students and research staff working in UKRI Mental Health Research Network projects for careers in mental health research. Good discussion of pros and cons of practice-oriented research and knowledge transfer.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020