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  2. [Australia] Increasing the utility of urban environmental quality information
    2003 - Australia

    Environmental Quality Specialists have an important role in providing tools that can measure and compare, both in sum total, and distributively across different groups, the environmental quality...

  3. [Australia] Education and the Arts Research Overview
    2005 - Australia

    Arts participation can positively impact student personal development and academic skills.
     

  4. [Australia] Healthy nature healthy people: ‘Contact with nature’ as an upstream health promotion intervention fo
    2005 - Australia

    The healing effects of a natural view are increasingly being understood in stressful environments such as hospitals, nursing homes, remote military sites, space ships and space stations as an...

  5. [Australia] Why older Australians participate in exercise and sport
    2004 - Australia

    Older Australians most commonly participate in walking, golf, lawn bowls, tennis, and swimming to keep healthy, for enjoyment, to improve fitness, and to maintain joint mobility.

  6. [Australia] Feel blue? Touch green! Participation in forest/woodland management as a treatment for depression
    2006 - Australia

    There appears to be potential for the use of civic environmentalism to promote health, wellbeing and social connectedness for individuals and wider population, as well as for groups with identified...

  7. [Australia] The contribution of music to quality of life in older people: an Australian qualitative study
    2005 - Australia

    Music provides people with ways of understanding and developing their self-identity, of connecting with other people, of maintaining wellbeing and of experiencing and expressing spirituality, and it...

  8. [Australia] Indigenous Cultural Festivals: Evaluating Impact on Community Health and Wellbeing
    2010 - Australia

    Whatever scale they operate at, festivals support communities in their efforts to maintain and renew themselves through the celebration of culture. Indigenous festivals are a leading space of...

  9. [Australia] Creating Community: Celebrations, Arts and Wellbeing Within and Across Local Communities
    2006 - Australia

    The arts and other forms of creativity can have diffuse and quite profound social outcomes in the contemporary world. They can generate a deeper sense of place that contextualizes a local sense of...

  10. [Australia] BRIDGING THE GAP IN SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH THE ARTS; Summary Report
    2011 - Australia

    Schools participating in The Song Room (TSR) programs (free, tailored, long-term music and arts-based programs for children in disadvantaged and high need communities to enhance their educational...

  11. [Australia] The economic benefits of reducing physical inactivity: An Australian example
    2011 - Australia

    Opportunity cost savings and health benefits conservatively estimated from a reduction in population-level physical inactivity may be substantial. The largest savings will benefit individuals in...

  12. [Australia] The Psychosocial Benefits of Participation in Sport for Adults
    2013 - Australia

    Club-based and team-based sport participation, when compared to other individual forms of PA, is associated with better psychological and social health outcomes. It is generally concluded that it...

  13. [Australia] Beyond Blue to Green
    2010 - Australia

    The report reviews existing Australian and international literature on the links between mental health and well-being and contact with nature.

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