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

 
Description This work has already led to:
> New evidence syntheses on community engagement and mental health
> New policy briefings
> New empirical research on how community and leisure activities affect mental health
> New empirical research on who engages with community and leisure activities and how this varies by factors including mental health
> New research and theory on the mechanisms of action underpinning how leisure and community activities affect mental health
> New research on the barriers and enablers to engagement in leisure and community activities and schemes such as social prescribing at individual and group and societal levels
> A new research agenda
> New research collaborations
> Enhanced public engagement and awareness
> Improved research and evaluation skills amongst early career researchers
Exploitation Route Supporting future research
Supporting policy on community activities and health and education
Supporting the work of community and third sector organisations
Sectors Creative Economy,Education,Environment,Healthcare,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL http://www.marchnetwork.org
 
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 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 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 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 07/2018 
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 07/2019 
End 07/2024
 
Description EpiArts (ii)
Amount $125,000 (USD)
Organisation Bloomberg 
Sector Private
Country United States
Start 03/2020 
End 03/2022
 
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 10/2019 
End 09/2022
 
Description Social Prescribing
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation NHS England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2019 
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 04/2020 
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/
 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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