How cultural experiences can improve health and wellbeing


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A powerful partnership

More people than ever visit Greater Manchester’s museums and galleries. Yet they are much more than just enjoyable places to visit. They make a real contribution to health and wellbeing, with recent research suggesting that those who regularly attend actually live longer.

It is for this reason that healthcare professionals frequently join forces with museums and galleries – often with impressive results, whether for patients or healthcare professionals themselves.

But don’t just take our word for it. Download the case studies or read Health and Culture to find out about the ground-breaking partnerships between healthcare and cultural professionals that are already taking place. Check our blog for the latest news, and watch this video to find out more about + Culture Shots.

You can also find out about our new Research Project, Not So Grim Up North, which is looking into new methodologies for measuring the health and wellbeing impact of museum activities.

Not So Grim Up North

A research project looking at how taking part in museum and gallery activities can help improve health and wellbeing.

Green Wellbeing

GROW is a new partnership project from the Whitworth that promotes the wellbeing benefits of horticultural activities.

News - July 2016

English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s programme is offering a Taster session on Friday 22 July at the Whitworth.

Dance for Parkinson's