The NCCH is linked to University College London through our trustee, Professor Helen Chatterjee, and will have a working relationship with the staff and students on the forthcoming Creative Health Masters course at UCL.
The Royal Society for Public Health Special Interest Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing was a research partner throughout the Creative Health inquiry and continues to be an important research partner for the NCCH.
The NCCH has research relationships with a range of universities and research centres working in this field including King’s College London, the Centre for Cultural Value at the University of Leeds, and the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health at Canterbury Christ Church University, which hosts the Repository for Arts & Health Resources.
The NCCH will maintain a close working relationship with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing. This will be the primary route to informing government policy. The APPG’s two year inquiry and the Creative Health report forms the bedrock for the foundation of the NCCH and the relationships we now have. We will continue to advocate for and help to implement the ten recommendations in the report and they will inform our strategic planning and delivery.
The NCCH will produce evidence reviews and policy briefings relevant to a range of policy makers in national and local government, in arms length bodies and in the wider systems.