Exploring the impact on the health and well-being of young adults’ participation in ‘the club’

Manship, S. (2017) Exploring the impact on the health and well-being of young adults’ participation in ‘the club’. Journal of Applied Arts & Health, 8 (3). pp. 295-307.

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Abstract

This study explores the impact of creative arts on the health and well-being of six selected young adults who participated in productions at a performance and entertainment venture (‘The Club’). The qualitative design incorporates in-depth interviews with performers and producers to uncover their stories and experiences, from which key themes are drawn.

The study uncovers a number of physical, mental and psychosocial benefits, including empowerment, the learning of new skills, creating and maintaining positive relationships, enhanced confidence and resilience, opportunities for self-expression, and engagement in meaningful activities.

Challenges to well-being are also elicited regarding the sometimes negative impact of creative roles on health and well-being. The findings align with evidence from previous studies about the benefits of creative arts in terms of health and well-being promotion. Suggestions for community-based interventions incorporating creative arts are made, including the need for further research in this area.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Creative arts; health; health promotion; performance art; well-being; young adults
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0773 Personal health and hygiene
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > RA0790 Mental health services. Mental illness prevention
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Wellbeing > School of Public Health, Midwifery and Social Work
Depositing User: Miss Sharon Manship
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2018 14:18
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2018 18:06
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/16824

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