Creative approaches to wellbeing

The pandemic and beyond

Edited by Victoria Tischler and Karen Gray

Creative approaches to wellbeing
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  • ISBN: 9781526172594
  • Publish Date: May 2024
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-7259-4
    • Pages: 248
    • Price: £40.00
    • Published Date: May 2024


    A compilation of case studies illustrating the use of arts, culture and other community assets individuals and communities used to cope and develop resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic, demonstrating valuable lessons that might help us develop resilience in similar future crises.


    Introduction - Victoria Tischler and Karen Gray
    Part I: Isolation and connection
    1 Community COVID: How can community assets redress health inequities? - Rabya Mughal, Linda J. Thomson, Helen J. Chatterjee
    2 Together while apart: Interrogating togetherness in the context of COVID-19 and online community arts practice - Matthew Reason
    Part II: Places and spaces
    3 Just walking: Creative methods towards pedestrian equity - Dee Heddon, Maggie O'Neill, Clare Qualmann, Morag Rose, Harry Wilson
    4 Nature's affordances: Challenges and opportunities - Qian Sun, Amy Corcoran, Anna Jorgensen
    5 Community resilience and recovery: The 'Restorative Museum' and responses to COVID-19 - Breda Friel, David Farrell-Banks, Philip McDermott
    6 'It's OK to be closed': Harnessing the power of nature, enhancing resilience and learning lessons from the literary heritage sector - David Rudrum, Helen Williams
    Part III: Lessons for practice
    7 Remote cultures: Using arts activities to support staff working with people with dementia in care homes - Chloe Asker, Victoria Tischler, Hannah Zeilig
    8 Communicating through COVID: Arts-based approaches to supporting healthcare workers through a pandemic - Suzy Willson, Graham Easton, Sandra Nicholson, Bella Eacott, Eliz Hassan, Pedro Rothstein, Paul Heritage
    9 Arts for health's sake: Mapping innovation in arts provision in the Liverpool City Region - Josie Billington, Ekaterina Balabanova, Joanne Worsley, Antonina Anisimovich, Melissa Chapple


    Victoria Tischler is Professor of Behavioural Science at the University of Surrey.
    Karen Gray is a researcher at the University of Bristol.

    Creative approaches to wellbeing

    Edited by Victoria Tischler, Karen Gray

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