Be Reflective: Useful links and downloadable resources

Access a range of supporting information useful for planning, delivering and evaluating arts and health projects.

This article recounts the production of guidelines for good practice in participatory arts in health care, based on...
Guidelines for good practice for artists and healthcare professionals engaged in participatory arts practice in the...
This guide provides anyone thinking about commissioning a participatory arts and health project with a simple overview of...
This short handbook on measuring well-being is produced by the Centre for Well-being at nef (the new economics...
Arts Adviser, Kate Organ has sought to distil what is important in working with older people and the significance it has...
This guide forms part of an advisory pack to support healthcare staff, managers and their partners to deliver and sustain...
Designed for the arts and aging services fields, this resource explains why and how older adults benefit from...
This guidance document has been developed in response to the ongoing government commitment to improve public health and...
Health Building Notes give best practice guidance on the design and planning of new healthcare buildings and on the...
To support clinical and care staff and their estates colleagues, The King's Fund has produced resources to enable care...
The toolkit has been written by Voluntary Arts and Volunteering England. Drawing on both organisations’ experience and...
This framework has been developed to enhance the profile of arts and health in Australia and to promote greater...
Core standards and guidance for safeguarding children. Safe Network Standards and Self-Assessment Tool Author &...
Guidelines for arts organisations and artists working as arts practioners, facilitators or tutors making, recording and...
Guidelines for artists working in a solo capacity as practitioneers, facilitators or tutors with children and young...
This workbook is a resource for young people's organisations interested in delivering film projects. It was written in...
Arts Council England's first national strategy for the arts, health and wellbeing. The Arts, Health and Wellbeing...
This information sheet considers the particular challenges of maintaining artwork in the hospital environment in the...
A general introduction to handling the media including advice to people working on arts and health projects. Arts in...
This framework identifies five dimensions of good practice for consideration by healthcare organisations and partners...
Setting out the conditions necessary for creative writing sessions to be delivered and received effectively in healthcare...
The Singing for Well-being toolkit has been developed following the positive feedback received from clients and care staff from previous singing projects which described the benefits of singing with their elderly clients, especially those with dementia. Evidence clearly shows that song can increase physical and emotional well-being by stimulating the senses, increasing attentiveness and communication, helping to orientate in the present and prompt the memory of older...
In 2014 the Residency team involving staff from Staffordshire University, Warsaw University and University of Barcelona embarked upon delivering artist residencies in Poland, Spain and the UK, each involving an artist from a partner country. The project secured EU Lifelong Learning funding through the Leonardo Da Vinci programme to explore how residencies could be used to train and support people in how to use community and participatory arts to promote civic engagement....