December 31, 2019
What's super interesting and incredibly relevant is that following the report, several countries are said to be looking at actually prescribing arts and social schemes as a way of managing mental health issues.
The report emphasises the positive effects the arts can have on our health and wellbeing throughout our lives. For example, reading to young children before bed can improve sleeping habits and concentration at school. Later in life, music can support cognition in people with dementia. Singing, in particular, has been found to improve attention, episodic memory and executive function.
So if you're feeling down, anxious or worried, try some of the above and give yourself a break from the day-to-day stress.