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February 2024

Creativity and pathways to wellbeing: a rapid scoping review

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Creativity and pathways to wellbeing: a rapid scoping review
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Brunel University London researchers conducted a rapid scoping review of the evidence on ‘Creativity and Pathways to Subjective Wellbeing’.

The aim of this rapid scoping review is to improve understanding of the underlying relationships between creativity and subjective wellbeing and to identify pathways that lead to wellbeing outcomes. 

Through ongoing discussions with an Expert Group (EG), the research team have identified findings on mechanisms of change, drivers and barriers to realising wellbeing improvements through creativity.

The review maps the evidence on creativity and pathways to subjective wellbeing to identify key concepts, clarify working definitions, outline key characteristics of creativity related to subjective wellbeing, and determine the scope and quality of evidence available to inform policy, practice or future systematic review work.

The findings of the review have provided the foundation for coproducing a visualisation of the key pathways or Context-Mechanism-Outcome configurations in a Pathways Model diagram.

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