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May 2020

Participatory arts, sport, physical activity & loneliness: the role of space and place

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Participatory arts, sport, physical activity & loneliness: the role of space and place
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The big idea

How can spaces and places enhance wellbeing or reduce
loneliness through sport, physical activity and participatory arts?

The spaces and places that cultural and sporting activities take place in can enhance wellbeing and alleviate loneliness.
This is shown by a mix of high and moderate quality evidence.

Previous reviews have highlighted the importance of place for promoting wellbeing through good social connections (Bagnall et al., 2018) and the links between loneliness and wellbeing (Mansfield et al., 2019).

We sifted through:

  • 11088

    studies

  • 59

    have been included

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What evidence did we find?

What do we mean by 'wellbeing'?

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