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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 - May 2016

Step Out for Stroke is taking place in Whitworth Park and Health + Culture are exhibiting photography by stroke survivors.