Culture and Health

In this section we have put a wide range of presentations, research, resources and information on Culture and Health for you, including:

   - presentations from the conference and seminars held by Creative Hertfordshire

   - information on Cultural Commissioning

   - reports and research on culture and health projects and programmes

** Help Hertfordshire create our own Cultural First Aid Kit!

Agenices in Manchester have created an innovative set of 30 creative and fun activities and workshops that can be completed in the comfort of your own home, in hospital or care centres and homes. The activities have been created by artists, musicians and therapists for people to carry out themselves or with family and friends.

Download Manchester's Cultural First Aid Kit


** Invitation to Herts health and culture organisations - if you use a similar activity to these in Manchester's Cultural First Aid Kit and you want to share it, please email details to


Governance in the Arts and Museums: A Practical Guide 

The Health Benefits of Knitting

Creative Health: The Arts for Health & Culture Report

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPGAHW) was formed in 2014 and aims to improve awareness of the benefits that the arts can bring to health and wellbeing. During 2015–17, the APPGAHW conducted an Inquiry into practice and research in the arts in health and social care, with a view to making recommendations to improve policy and practice.


We will continue to add items as they become available.