MARCH Plus study on developing guidelines for involving people with mental health issues in heritage projects.
In February 2020 a team of academics from Solent University and University of Winchester held a MARCH Network event titled ‘Archaeology for veteran health and wellbeing: Where next?’. During this event, it became clear that a set of guidelines was needed to inform less experienced service providers in the design and delivery of heritage related interventions that aim to support mental health wellbeing.
The team has received funding from the MARCH Network to develop those guidelines in partnership with Historic England.
The research study is conducted by Dr Karen Burnell (Solent University), Dr Paul Everill (University of Winchester), Dr Louise Baxter (Bournemouth University), Eva Makri (Solent University) and Dr Kathryn Watson (Co-Researcher).
The purpose of this study is to create guidelines for the design and delivery of heritage projects to support mental health and wellbeing.
These guidelines will be disseminated at the end of the project, and will be made available on the Historic England website.
To find out more about the project, please contact: Eva Makri, Research Associate, Southampton Solent University, [email protected]