The MARCH Network set out to transform our understanding of how social, cultural and community assets enhance public mental health and wellbeing, help prevent mental illness, and support those living with mental health conditions.
The aims of MARCH were to:
- support research on social, cultural & community assets and mental health
- encourage new strategies and policies on community engagement & mental health
- highlight some of the brilliant work being done to support mental health up and down the country, where over a million community assets exist, including the arts, culture, heritage, libraries, green spaces, community centres, clubs, groups and volunteering groups.
The project generated a rich set of research reports, videos, resources and events, all of which can be found here. The website also contains case studies of community projects making a difference to peoples’ mental health.