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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 September 2021:

Previously recommended articles: 

  • Facilitating participation in community arts groups could help to promote healthy aging, enabling more fulfilling and satisfying lives

  • An online creative intervention has improved mood and wellbeing for 55 adults, with the pattern of clinically significant change comparable to other psychological therapy

  • Increased connectedness to nature may lead to healthier and more sustainable food choices for primary healthcare professionals

  • A systematic review of music therapy interventions for stroke patients has found almost 80% to show a positive result, supporting physical and mental health

  • Volunteering can assist in personal growth and development, providing a purposeful and meaningful way to develop connections with others

  • An intergenerational arts and health project has supported psychological well-being for participants, carers and artists

  • Music interventions may reduce pain, improve treatment readiness and motivation, and reduce cravings for those with substance use disorder

  • How online singing groups for people with dementia may be effective has been explored, suggesting there is growing acceptability of digital interventions 

  • During the pandemic, gardening, reading, hobbies, and listening to music have been associated with improvements to mental health and well-being 

  • Arts-based interventions may be effective in addressing suicide risk and survivorship in nonclinical settings