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The MARCH Network                                  

University College London

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London WC1E 7HB

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The MARCH Network is funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) as part of the 2018 Cross-Council Mental Health Plus call

News

Spotlight on practice

Some projects we’ve found inspirational this month…

Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s ‘Subject to Change’ programme is providing creative activities and sociable lunches for people with lived experience of mental ill health

The Ghost Salon is providing a training academy for women with a history of offending or substance misuse

Kinlochlovin is organizing activities to promote health, wellbeing, social inclusion and social justice amongst vulnerable and disadvantaged young people

Supply Yoga is providing free yoga to support service users including abuse survivors, migrants and those with long-term illness

Theatre Peckham is helping to build the self-esteem of disadvantaged children with theatre classes

The Amies Project is providing creative arts workshops for young women trafficked into the UK for prostitution or domestic slave labour

policy and strategy updates

The House of Commons Library has published a Briefing on Mental Health Policy in England

The Scottish Parliament Culture Tourism Europe and External Affairs Committee has produced a report from their in-depth inquiry into arts funding

The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience has developed a Catalogue of Mental Health Measures already collected in British cohort and longitudinal studies

Hanover Scotland has produced the ‘Connecting Communities’ report, which looks at how housing associations can work to reduce isolation and loneliness, enhance wellbeing and create better outcomes for people, communities and health care systems

Creative People and Places and The Arts Professional have published a series looking at how arts and culture can reach a broader audience that more accurately reflects local communities

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has compiled recommendations to support the prioritisation of mental health as integrated care systems develop

Mind has launched regional networks to support physical and mental health

The Historic Landscape and Mental Wellbeing Report has illustrated how archaeological sites, ancient landscapes, and the historic environment are being used successfully as tools to enhance mental health well-being in a range of communities across Britain

King’s College London and UCL have launched the world’s largest ever study into the impact and scalability of arts interventions on physical and mental health

Public Health England has updated the JSNA toolkit for Mental Health and wellbeing