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Heritage, Health and Wellbeing

Many studies show the contribution heritage can make to improving health and wellbeing and that it can take many forms.

Our project activity and volunteer roles have been built around the 'Five Ways to Wellbeing'. A useful framework produced by the New Economics Foundation that suggests 5 actions you can do to improve your health and wellbeing. 


Connect - Be active - Take notice - Keep learning - Give


Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life. We hope our heritage and health project will add to the growing evidence and shine a light on the role heritage can play as a route to improved wellbeing.


The New Economics Foundation has written a useful blog about the 5 ways to wellbeing at a time of social distancing. You can read it here.

Aurora's Health and Heritage at Home project

If you are looking for new things to do whilst at home you will find a range of activities on our Virtual Missions page. Why not try the activities inspired by the 'Five Ways Wellbeing'.

What do the heritage experts say?

Historic England have developed an interesting framework that shows the relationship between wellbeing and heritage in 6 ways.

Heritage as a process

This is about doing 



Heritage as participating

This about visiting





Heritage as healing

This is about therapy


handling objects

Heritage as mechanism

This is about using



being creative


Heritage as place

This is about a sense of place




Heritage as environment

This is about nature




Like us the National Trust aligns their heritage activities to the 5 ways to wellbeing. In fact all their staff and volunteer roles are build around the framework too.

Support us now at Local Giving

The National Lottery Heritage Fund

Below are a list of useful links;



Doncaster Council

Cancer Buddies Scheme

Prostate Cancer


Dial Doncaster

Disability Support

Breast Cancer


Bassetlaw Museum

Click on the image to find more useful links.

Aurora Wellbeing Centres

Registered Charity 1166462

Tel: 03000 111 202

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