Create for Confidence: Call for Research

'Create for Confidence' are currently carrying out a systematic review around the effectiveness of art interventions in schools to support young people's mental health, bringing together the academic research literature and work from organisations outside of academia to provide a more complete picture of the fantastic work happening in the UK.

'Create for Confidence' are looking for organisations involved in art and mental health work in schools to put forward relevant research that can be included in our review.


To support the project, please consider:

1. Sharing any evaluations/research on any visual art interventions run in schools to support young people’s mental health or wellbeing

The project are interested in any research you have on visual art interventions delivered in schools that include mental health or wellbeing measurements before and after the intervention.

This work can be focused on prevention or intervention/treatment of any mental health issue or mental wellbeing. We are interested in group-level changes (we do not require data or information on individuals) with any intervention that uses the visual arts (e.g. painting, drawing, crafting, sculpting, photography, textiles).

The research can be in any format (group data, reports, documents, webpages etc).


2. Letting us know of any other relevant organisations we should contact

This is a comprehensive review of all work in the area so please let 'Create for Confidence' know any other organisations working in this area they should be talking to!


Please share any relevant research and organisations with us by Monday 26th August. By providing this information, you will be helping important research into how art interventions can improve young people’s mental health.


Please do let us know if you have any questions or would like any more information on the project. We are happy to discuss via email or have a quick phone/video call if that would be easier.


Thank you very much for your time,

The Create for Confidence Team 

Dr Naomi Warne (lead researcher)

Dr Liz Jestico (research associate)

Amber Majeed (administrator)

Hannah Brana-Martin (freelance researcher)

Email: create-for-confidence@bristol. ac.uk

Website: https://createforconfidence. blogs.bristol.ac.uk/

Telephone: 0117 455 2434 (Naomi Warne)