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For a sample of some of the research in this field, see the suggested reading below.


Each month, we will add a sample of new papers to the list. You can recommend papers by tweeting them @NetworkMARCH

Recommended articles for July 2020:

  1. Horticulture and creating art programmes can increase self-esteem and wellbeing and decrease social isolation in adults with mental illness. 

  2. Community and voluntary sector representatives need longer term funding, training on commissioning, mental health support and safeguarding to help them to support people with mental illnesses. 

  3. Arts and cultural engagement is lower in more deprived areas and industrious communities, even independent of individual socio-economic position.

  4. Community-level civic participation is associated with lower depressive symptoms in men and women and can help to protect against depression in men who are widowed or living alone.

  5. Emotional “buy-in” from all stakeholders is an essential component of success for a developing rural social prescribing scheme

Previously recommended articles: 


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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