On this page you can find research, documents and interesting articles relevant to the work of Magic Carpet

January 17, 2020

Art Thearpy is finally being take seriously as a tool for boosting health and well being

The medical industry are finally seeing the benefits of art therapy on health and well being. 

January 10, 2020

Here is how art is good for your health.

An article which encourages you to start a good habit! 

December 13, 2019

Do something creative to enhance your well-being!

Everyone and anyone can benefit from adding creativity to their daily lives. 

November 28, 2019

Deborah Bull: Art offers ‘something extra’ to enhance health and well-being

A great article written both from a practical 'hands on' view and with the support of her involvement in academia.

November 13, 2019

Can burn out in doctors and nurses be alleviated with the arts?

A very interesting article about the role that the arts can play in keeping our doctors and nurses mentally healthy. 

November 11, 2019

Arts and health in Europe

The new World Health Organaistion  (Europe) report on arts and health co-authored by Daisy Fancourt and Saoirse Finn.  Its all very positive

November 01, 2019

Study into arts and health

This article talks about the need for more research into the area of arts, health and well-being. 

October 29, 2019

Social Prescribing- Who does it work for and why?

This is a fantastic article about the benefits of social prescribing and what the future holds for UK GP's. 

October 14, 2019

Can art improve your health?

An interesting article about the idea that art can improve health within health care. 

November 11, 2019

Feeling Anxious? Try these artistic ideas!

Creativity has long been known to temper depression and anxiety. This article gives you a few ideas to try. 

January 01, 2020

Creativity can combat stress

Being creative for a period of time can lower cortisol levels!

July 30, 2019

Could culture be the cure for depression?

Culture is being prescribed for people with depression in Denmark. The research is being to stack up; arts can help with the recovery from mental illness. 

May 07, 2019

Taking part in creative activity can improve your well-being.

This article explains evidence for how the arts can aid your well being, something we are passionate about here at Magic Carpet. 

September 24, 2018

Will your GP prescribe the arts?

The next time you visit your doctor, they may prescribe a new creative activity with the aim of improving your physical or mental health. A recent study  by the arts organisation 'Aesop' found that 66 percent of doctors believe the arts have a positive role to play in the prevention of illness.

April 01, 2018


Download the Jo Cox Commission report on loneliness below. Case studies, statistics and actions.

Also look at https://www.jocoxloneliness.org/ 

February 07, 2018

A guide to community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing

This NHS Five Year Forward View sets out how our health services need to change and argues for a new relationship with patients and communities.........

October 24, 2017

BBC article, Depression and Work.

'Depression lost me my job': How mental health costs up to 300,000 jobs a year' Mental health and the workplace.

October 11, 2017

Guardian Article, Loneliness

Loneliness as bad for health as long-term illness, says GPs' chief. The estimated 1.1 million Britons to be lonely are 50% more likely to die prematurely than people with a good social network, making loneliness as big a mortality risk as diabetes, says Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

July 12, 2017

Creative Health:The Arts for Health and Wellbeing report

This report is from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPGAHW) which was formed in 2014 aiming to improve awareness of the benefits that the arts can bring to health and wellbeing.

July 18, 2017

Arts can help recovery from illness and keep people well

An article in the Guardian based on the above document, discussing the benefits the Creative arts can have in supporting a healthy lifestyle.

February 22, 2017

A History of Male Psychological Disorders in Britain

This publication was written by Dr Ali Haggett, a friend of Magic Carpet and research fellow at Exeter University. A pdf version is available to download below.

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