Further reading for Dr Desi Gradinarova's article in our winter 2021 magazine
Further information, evidence and case studies
Historic England’s Wellbeing webpages
National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP)
Thriving Communities Programme
Heritage and Social Prescribing, in Historic England’s Research magazine, issue 18, September 2021
Blogs by the Head of Historic Environment at NASP, Dr Desi Gradinarova:
- The Healing Power of Heritage
- The Healing Power of Heritage – how can we demonstrate the benefits?
- The Healing Power of Heritage – opportunities to release the benefits through social prescribing
Sarah Reilly, Claire Nolan, Linda Monckton, 2018: Wellbeing and the Historic Environment, Historic England.
Lauren Roberts, Holly Waddell and Alice Birch, 2021:
Social Prescribing and the Potential of Historic England’s Local Delivery: an SQW report to Historic England.
The Heritage Alliance report on Health, Heritage and Wellbeing, 2020
Andy Pennington, Rebecca Jones, Anne-Marie Bagnall, Jane South, Rhiannon Corcoran, 2019: Heritage and wellbeing: state of the evidence report of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing
Dr Desi Gradinarova is Senior Policy Adviser (Wellbeing) at Historic England and Head of Historic Environment at the National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP). Desi has been working in heritage, research, education and policy for many years and is a passionate believer in the potential of heritage to bring people together and its crucial role in maintaining a vibrant and healthy society.