• Well-making: Understanding what works from lived experience

Rana, Mah ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2181-6629, 2023, Journal Article, Well-making: Understanding what works from lived experience Journal of Applied Arts & Health, 13 (3). pp. 373-381. ISSN 2040-2457

Abstract or Description:

The importance of looking after our mental health has been a prominent topic of discussion nationally, regionally and locally since the United Kingdom experienced increased levels of stress and uncertainty caused and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. People working in the arts, culture and health sectors – such as health professionals, artist practitioners, academics, charities and volunteer groups – are concerned with how the pandemic has adversely and disproportionately impacted vulnerable members of society. Encouragingly, invested groups and stakeholders in non-clinical practice have reported on the successes of everyday creativity in the form of psychosocial programmes that tackle social isolation by using the arts and culture as non-clinical opportunities to improve well-being. This article focuses on the Lived Experience Network (LENs) to highlight how involving experts by experience in research provides deeper understanding of what works and what does not when co-creating meaningful everyday creativity to
counter social isolation.

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Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design > W990 Creative Arts and Design not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Funders: The Arts and Humanities Research Council [AH/123456779], UK Research and Innovation’s COVID-19 funding [AH/123456779], UCL Rapid Response grant funded via the UCL – Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund [Award ISSF3/H17RCO/C5], NIHR BRC Moorfields – UCL Therapeutic Acceleration Support (TAS) Fund [Award BRC3-305]
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1386/jaah_00117_1
Uncontrolled Keywords: arts; COVID-19; culture; everyday creativity; psychosocial; well-being
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2023 14:52
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2023 14:52
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/5265
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