In the last decade, researchers have increasingly focused on how community resources, or ‘assets,’ can protect and enhance health and wellbeing. These assets can be mobilised to improve individuals’ health, known as an asset-based approach to health. There are an estimated 1 million assets within communities in the UK, ranging from theatre societies to community gardens.
RSPH and University College London (UCL), supported by the MARCH Network, have developed a course to increase knowledge and understanding of how community resources, including arts, culture and heritage activities can improve our physical and mental health and wellbeing. The course is aimed at early careers researchers and community organisations with an interest in understanding how community resources, including arts, culture and heritage activities can improve our physical and mental health and wellbeing.
UCL and RSPH are providing a limited number of free course accounts per year. Free accounts will be provided on a first come first served basis to ECRs and community organisations, based on them meeting a set of approval criteria. The course will also be available to purchase for £30.
This course will be available to purchase from October 2021 but in the meantime you can find out more information about what this course will cover and ask a member of the RSPH Learn team any further questions. You also have the option to register your interest and be one of the first to know when this course is launched on the website by completing the form below.
The course topics will be split out into five modules, with activities to test your knowledge, as you work through the modules. It can be paused and restarted whenever you like, and you have six months to complete the course. The entire course involves up to four hours of study.
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