Other events

Dementia experience on film – 7 February 2014

Two films about the experience of dementia for carers and sufferers, introduced and discussed by the film makers will form the centrepiece of this evening at the Freud Museum. The Waiting Room is Jane Harris’ film  about the last four years of her father’s life, spent on a psychiatric ward in his home town of Ayr. EX-MEMORIA, developed with the Bradford Dementia Group, takes us into a day in the life of Eva, putting us face to face with one person's experience of old age and dementia as she moves in and out of the momentary, the half-remembered and the partly imagined.

Reminiscence Arts in Dementia Care – 16 & 17 January 2014

This training course and apprenticeship scheme will be of interest to arts practitioners, community arts workers, occupational and arts therapists, group workers, reminiscence practitioners, and staff from health and social care services who are interested and/or experienced in positive approaches to dementia care. The 2-day course will be led by highly experienced reminiscence arts practitioners and trainers, with input from volunteers and former carers. It will be certificated by the European Reminiscence Network.

Parliament examining the links between arts and wellbeing - 11 December 2013

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing is running a series of events aimed at producing a report looking at how government policy can improve wellbeing. The first of these events is addressing the question - what can government do to increase the wellbeing generated by its subsidies to the arts?

DIS-GLOW. Video Anthems - 13 November 2013

PIP and ActionSpace present a spectacular night of music and experimental video projections.

Dance along to film pieces created by the PIP students and wonder at the playful potential of film recorded through special effects, time-lapse and quirky, sometimes challenging camera techniques which capture a moment, a feeling or an idea.

w: http://actionspace.org/dis-glow-video-anthems/

Camden mental health care providers - 8 November 2013

The borough of Camden is hosting a providers event for organisations which can work “creatively with individuals with mental health problems to meet individuals’ outcomes in holistic and inclusive ways.” The borough is aiming to develop a greater diversity of care providers and thereby offer a wider range of services, especially in settings not traditionally used for social care provision. Organisations are being invited to submit applications to join a list of providers to deliver day opportunities for people with severe or common mental health problems.

Affordable Art Fair charity event - Wednesday 23 October 2013

Paintings in Hospitals is the official charity partner of this year’s Affordable Art Fair in Battersea from 24-27 October. The Charity private view for the fair will take place on Wednesday 23 October from 5.30 – 9.30pm. Tickets are priced at £25 each with the full amount going to Paintings in Hospitals. The Affordable Art Fair welcomes more visitors than any other art fair in the world with artworks on sale for between £40–£4000.

Lambeth Rehabilitation consultation – 14 August 2013

Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group and South London and the Maudsley NHS Trust are hosting a consultation event to explore the models that need to be developed to support the provision of care in the borough. The event, on the afternoon of 14th August 2013 aims to bring together service users and providers to assess the challenges and potential for service provision.

Creative Therapies Project relaunch – 12 July 2013

The Copleston Centre in Peckham has announced that the Creative Therapies Project (CTP), its community mental health project, has received funding for a further three years from the Big Lottery Fund (BLF). A relaunch event showcasing all its services, which include arts therapies, and open music and art sessions, will be held on 12 July.

Music Therapy Week, 8–15 June 2013

Music Therapy Week (MTW) is a week of campaigning which hopes to raise awareness of how music therapy can improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in communities across the UK.

The British Association for Music Therapy is a UK charity which promotes public awareness of music therapy and supports music therapists’ professional practice and research. Music Therapy Week offers clinicians and the general public the opportunity to come together in a variety of ways to promote and celebrate music therapy across the UK.

New Developments in Art, Music and Drama Therapies, Limerick, Ireland – 2-4 July 2013

First Irish annual training for interpersonal and mentalization based creative arts therapies.

Aimed at Art Therapists, Dramatherapists, Music Therapists working in mental health settings

The objective of the ICAPT research based training series is to facilitate the relationship and knowledge between professionals involved in and interested in better understanding of and help for people who experience mental health difficulties.

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