The power of reading aloud in the cognitive and emotional development of children
Reading aloud promotes equity and cognitive development. Among teachers, it enhances intellectual growth. Projects in Italy and around the world highlight its ...
The new words of Health
Words play a key role in shaping our world. And they’re vital for our health too. That’s why the WHO has compiled a proper glossary of health terms.
Motherhood. Relieving postpartum depression with song
Pregnancy is one of the highest periods in a woman's life, however, it is sometimes exhausting, and becomes the cause of postpartum depression.
When migration leaves wounds in the psyche
Supporting mental health due to trauma of forced migrants through art and music: a bridge to inclusion and healing.
Health and the Arts: Social Innovation from the Center for Arts in Medicine
"Arts in Health Intensive 2023" of the Center for Arts in Medicine was held in Florida in May: an update for professionals on Culture and Health
A growing focus on Culture and Health
It has been 4 years since the WHO report came out highlighting the impact of the arts as a resource for wellbeing and health. What has changed since then?
Get inspired. Culture: a driver for health and wellbeing in the EU
A new report from UCL (University College of London) reveals the incredible impact of the arts on health.
Patients or people? Seven steps towards a paradigm shift.
The first step in this direction was taken by the Global Social Prescribing Alliance, created by the joint vision of 193 global leaders.
Voices of Culture: The contribution of arts sectors to young people’s mental health
The EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027 has dedicated the fifth of its 11 aims to mental health and wellbeing.
Music comes to care homes for the elderly and the musicians feel better.
Interview with Paolo Paloantonio, winner of the Culture and Health call for case studies with the research paper 'Art for ages. Music in the community'.
Parole Fertili, an increasingly international project
The Parole Fertili (Fertile Words) project continues to evolve thanks to a collaboration with IBSA Foundation and a new story-sharing site.
CultureForHealth: 8 major social challenges that art and culture can overcome
The first report of CultureForHealth (C4H), preparatory action for integrated culture and health policies, has been presented to the European Commission.
What if growing old wasn’t boring. 20 suggestions for care homes.
Art and participation in the arts play a major role in fighting cognitive decline and promoting the well-being of older people in particular.
Historic hospitals, resources for the future
There are several historical hospitals in Europe, care centres in which art has always played a vital role; they have an essential social-cultural value.
Narrative medicine: from theory to clinical practice
Narrative medicine is becoming increasingly relevant among researchers and clinicians. Several projects and associations are offering new perspectives.
Born in Music
Various international studies show the beneficial effects of listening to music during pregnancy for both mother and foetus.
How to fight anxiety without drugs with 'social prescribing'
An increasing number of countries are fast-tracking policies to offer practical and emotional support to people through cultural participation.
Nature and well-being: immersing yourself in a wealth of greenery to regenerate
Sensory interaction with nature and observing greenery in parks and forests is scientifically proven to be effective in alleviating human vulnerabilities.