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The National Archives launches archives, health and wellbeing survey

The National Archives (TNA) has launched a survey to find out more about work related to health and wellbeing already happening in archives, and to gauge the level of interest across the sector.

As part of its leadership role for the archives sector, The National Archives is looking at the growing health and wellbeing movement, and its potential benefits to culture and heritage organisations and their audiences. The survey introduction states that the TNA believes 'there are a number of ways in which the archives sector could benefit from the recent surge in interest in health and wellbeing from the health and social care sectors, local and central government, and the general public.'
The organisation has put together an initial survey and is interested in both 'business as usual' archives activity considered in terms of wellbeing and in projects and activities with a specific health and wellbeing focus. The survey is open to all archive services whether or not they have experience of health and wellbeing work.
The survey will be open until the end of January 2020. For more information and to take part in the survey: