Culture: Mental Health

Department for Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 13th February 2015.

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Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department has taken to tackle the problem of loneliness by encouraging people to participate in culture and sports.

Photo of Ed Vaizey Ed Vaizey Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy (Jointly with Department for Culture Media and Sport)

DCMS recognises that participating in culture and sport can help to tackle the problem of loneliness. Arts Council England (ACE) aims to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to experience and be inspired by the arts by providing funding to organisations that promote cultural and social cohesion. DCMS has contributed £47.5 million to 50 projects that are part of Sport England’s Community Sport Activation Fund containing ‘reducing social isolation of the participants’ as one of the wider outcomes of the project, and has also invested over £730,000 in Age UK through Sport England’s Inclusive Sport fund, which is looking to overcome psychological barriers such as isolation faced by older people with disabilities.

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