Culture Counts
The Collective Voice of Scotland's Cultural Sector

Health Facts

Health Facts

  • After engaging with the arts 82% enjoyed greater wellbeing.

APPG Arts Health & Wellbeing Inquiry

 

  •  An arts-on-prescription project has shown a 37% drop in GP consultation rates.

APPG Arts Health & Wellbeing Inquiry

 

  • Those who attended a cultural place or event are almost 60% more likely to report good health compared to those who do didn’t.

Healthy Attendance? The Impact of Cultural Engagement and Sports Participation on Health and Satisfaction with Life in Scotland

 

  • Music therapy reduces agitation and need for medication in 67% of people with dementia. 

APPG Arts Health & Wellbeing Inquiry

 

  • Arts therapies help people to recover from brain injury and diminish the physical and emotional suffering of cancer patients and the side effects of their treatment.

APPG Arts Health & Wellbeing Inquiry

 

  • Poor-quality built environments have a damaging effect upon health and wellbeing.

APPG Arts Health & Wellbeing Inquiry