More information about The Restoration Trust, which works in partnership with heritage/arts and health/social care bodies to provide ‘culture therapy’ for people with mental health problems. Picture by Chris Hogg
One of 8 national networks funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
MARCH focuses on social, cultural and community assets – which includes the arts, culture, heritage sites, libraries, green spaces, community centres, social clubs, community associations and volunteer groups – and the role they play in enhancing public mental health and wellbeing, preventing mental illness, and supporting those living with mental health conditions. There are an estimated 1 million of these assets in the UK.
Health and wellbeing
Welsh museums and the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act
The Happy Museum and Monmouthshire Museums, Cardiff Story Museum, Ceredigion Museum, Oriel Môn, Storiel and Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives
To engage and respond to the ambitious Future Generations Act goals, six Welsh museums teamed up with the Happy Museum project to deepen their understanding of the Act, review the ways in which they were already responding to the goals, and plan new activities and ways of working that would take their response to the next level. The aim is to make the goals integral to everything they do.