Create Space published in 2006
How and why does art benefit wellbeing? What happens when we take part in creative activity? Are some types of creative experiences more effective than others?
Start aims to reflect on its practice by evaluating its projects, observing what is successful and why, and developing the most effective ways of working.
Reading what other researchers and practitioners have written is valuable in helping us develop good practice, and you’ll find references in our articles to many other useful publications.
Read more by clicking on the links below.
- Under My Skin Evaluation (pdf document)
- Start/MAES bridging course (pdf document)
- Now Voyager - Exhibitions and promoting mental health (pdf document)
- Staying Ahead - Evaluation of the Held Project (pdf document)
- A Tentative Start: Evaluation of Alternative Forms of Care for Chronic Users of Psychiatric Services.
Published in the British Medical Journal 1989
- Partnership in Practice - The partnership between education and healthcare services.
Published in ‘Adults Learning’ 2001 (pdf document)
- Inner Word Garden - Spreading the word about mental health. Published in ‘Growth Point’ Winter 2006
- Start : a creative approach to mental health care. Published in the Journal of Public Mental Health. vol 6, issue 4 2008
- Arts-based Mental Health Service Tackles Stigma
Published in the Occupational Therapy News - September 2009
- “Getting to Know Alfred Wallis” published in A Life in the Day Volume 8, Issue 3, August 2004 (pdf document)
- “A Voyage on A Painted Sea” - published in A Life in the Day Volume 10, Issue 4, November 2006 (pdf document)
- “Art and Opportunity” - published in Mental Health Today - March 2007 (pdf document)
- "Art and Opportunity" pt 2 - published in Mental Health Today - June 2009 (pdf document)
- Picture of Health - a Report on the Now Voyager project. Published in Community Care - October 2006
Start has published a number of resources to promote art, creativity and good mental health. These include:
- Do Something Creative - Ideas and actions, contacts and resources to introduce creativity into your daily life
- Create Space - Arts and Creativity resource pack. Published in partnership with the University of Salford.