Health & Wellbeing

  • Norfolk Library Services for Older People

    January 28, 2016

    In Norfolk we were compelled to become more dementia friendly when, in the autumn of 2012, the Norfolk and Suffolk Dementia Alliance commissioned researchers at UEA to carry out research in to the needs of Dementia Sufferers in Norfolk as part of a programme towards making Norfolk and Suffolk Dementia Friendly. … more

    Tagged with: Health & Wellbeing, Dementia, Older people

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Information Service (MHIS)

    January 27, 2016

    Suffolk libraries' service provides up-to-date and reliable information about mental health and wellbeing. "Suffolk libraries’ Mental Health and Wellbeing Information Service (MHIS) supports several areas of the Suffolk county council’s joint health and wellbeing strategy. This includes aiding prevention of ill health and mental ill health by encouraging Suffolk… more

    Tagged with: Health & Wellbeing, Mental Health

  • Museums on call: how museums are addressing health issues

    January 14, 2016

    This new report highlights, with US examples, work by museums in relation to health: “This report provides an introduction to 10 aspects of the health care field in which museums are making significant contributions: Alzheimer’s autism disease prevention health literacy hospital outreach medical training mental health military and veterans health… more

    Tagged with: Disability, Visual impairment, Health & Wellbeing, Mental Health

  • National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing

    November 10, 2015

    The National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing launched in autumn 2015. Its website includes a range of important resources, eg:Events and trainingResources - case-studies and an evidence libraryToolkits - museum activities; partnerships; measurement & evaluation; commissioningInspiration - museums & wellbeing; arts in healthInfo about Museums & Wellbeing Week (29 Feb - 6 Mar 2016).… more

    Tagged with: Health & Wellbeing

  • National LGB&T Partnership

    November 10, 2015

    "The National LGB&T Partnership is an England-wide group of LGB&T voluntary and community organisations who are committed to reducing the health inequalities of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities and to challenging homophobia, biphobia and transphobia within public services."National LGB&T Partnership websiteThe Partnership has recently published… more

    Tagged with: Health & Wellbeing, Mental Health, LGBTQIA people

  • ​​Dementia toolkit

    October 14, 2015

    Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery has launched a dementia toolkit for small to medium sized museums based on a research project it undertook with the Alzheimer's Society in West Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University. The toolkit aims to support museums of all sizes that want to develop similar… more

    Tagged with: Health & Wellbeing, Dementia

  • Change Minds

    June 16, 2015

    "Based in Norfolk Record Office, Change Minds engages people living in North Norfolk on low incomes and with mental health conditions in an investigation of 19th Century case records from Norfolk County Asylum, which survived as St Andrew's Hospital until closure in 1998. The project begins in June and ends in… more

    Tagged with: Health & Wellbeing, Mental Health