Culture, health and wellbeing COVID-19 survey

The Wales Arts, Health & Wellbeing Network (WAHWN, coordinated by Engage Cymru) would like to find out more about culture, health and wellbeing work in the UK and are asking colleagues to complete a short survey.

This survey is for anyone involved in the management or delivery of culture, health and wellbeing (CHW) projects and services in the UK. We are not defining culture, health and wellbeing activity in any particular way: if you feel that term relates to your work, then we believe it does, too.

The survey will close for responses at 9:00 am on Monday 11 May 2020. 

Who’s asking?

The information is being collected by Nesta, on behalf of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA), Arts Culture Health and Wellbeing Scotland (ACHWS) and the Wales Arts, Health & Wellbeing Network (WAHWN, coordinated by Engage Cymru). We are not collecting names or e-mail addresses and it will not be possible to identify individual respondents from any resulting reports.

What’s this for?

We want this exercise to be of use to you, in 3 ways.

  1. Honing the support on offer to you: your response will help CHWA, ACHWS and WAHWN to understand their membership so that they can better tailor their activities to your needs.
  2. Getting a national picture of this work: Your answers will be anonymised, aggregated and shared back to you, to help you understand how you fit within the ecosystem of culture, health and wellbeing work. The aggregated results will also be shared publicly to help others understand the national picture of culture, health and wellbeing activity (it will not be possible to identify individual respondents from this).
  3. Covid-19: this survey will help to shape, and advocate for, the support on offer to you in the coming weeks and months – both during and beyond the pandemic.

The collective membership of CHWA, ACHWS and WAHWN is over 4,000, so this is a unique opportunity to gather the true picture of this work that is very dispersed and, we believe, often undervalued.

What are you asking?

We are asking about your location, culture/art form, the broad aims of your work with respect to health and wellbeing, and operational information including the type of organisation you are and how the work you do is funded.

In particular, funding information will greatly help us establish the true national and regional picture of this work. We understand this is sensitive information, so we have deliberately simplified funding categories: we are not asking you to name specific funding relationships or give your annual turnover, profit/loss, salaries or artist rates. If you only feel able to give estimates, please do so.

This should take around 10–15 minutes to complete. There are around 40 questions, all tick-box or short answers. All responses are anonymous and are hugely valuable, so thank you for taking the time to do this.

The survey will close for responses at 9:00 am on Monday 11 May 2020. Results will be made available by CHWA, ACHWS and WAHWN as soon as possible after this, by the end of May 2020.

If you are based in England, please also consider filling in CHWA’s separate diversity survey. CHWA are asking this to help ensure they are creating an alliance that is truly representative of practice and research in this area.