Published in July 2017, this report conducted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPGAHW) explores the value of the creative arts in health, social care and wellbeing settings.
Claudia Hammond talks to Kavita Vedhara about a new study that shows once more that simply writing about how you feel can speed up wound healing. Although this effect has been known since James Pennebaker’s landmark studies in the 1980’s, this is the first study to demonstrate that expressive writing after an injury can aid healing as much as doing it in advance of a wound. An important finding since we don’t always plan our wounds in advance.
Producer: Lorna Stewart.