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Submit an abstract to the World Health Congress – deadline 29 October 2018

Two key themes for the 2019 World Health Congress in Manchester will be arts and health, and social change. Submissions are particularly encouraged from projects that address health inequalities through cultural participation and civic action.

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Call for image/video bank for Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance

If you have high-quality, high-resolution images, photographs or videos that reflect the impact of creativity and culture on health and wellbeing, we would love to hear from you. We would like to share these images on the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance website and bulletin, in our marketing materials, and for press/PR. All materials will be fully credited.

A Manifesto for Culture, Health & Wellbeing – call for contributions

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance is a national organisation representing everyone who believes that cultural engagement and participation can transform our health and wellbeing.

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance is developing a new Manifesto for Culture, Health and Wellbeing, which will address this question:

What do we want the intersection of Culture, Health and Wellbeing to achieve in society?

Get more involved with NICE

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence has set up new ways of taking part in their work to improve health and social care. There are several ways to get more involved, including registering as a stakeholder, joining a "Citizens Council", or becoming a "NICE Fellow". The new structures will give members of the public and organisations access to consultations, guidance and committees.

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70 Stories for 70 Years

Call for stories

The Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA) is calling for 70 Stories for 70 Years, to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the NHS in 2018.

We would like these stories to represent your own experience of the impact of creativity, culture and the arts on your own health and wellbeing or that of someone close to you. Stories can take the form of music, paintings, photographs, videos, text or anything else that speaks to culture, health and wellbeing.

Residential course on arts and health research, Snape Maltings – 4-8 February 2019

Applicants are invited to join a week-long research intensive on Arts and Health to be held at Snape Maltings in Suffolk, 4-8 February 2019. This is delivered as a partnership between the Arts Health Early Career Research Network, UCL and the University of Florida Centre for Arts in Medicine and is a 5-day residential programme that will provide a rich introduction to the evidence base around the arts in health and fundamentals of evaluation and research.

Best Foot Forward crowdfunder

Best Foot Forward – Dance in Devon's dance project for older people – is seeking support to continue its work after a successful first year.

"As a charity for happier and healthier local communities we’re here for each other every hop, skip and step of the way. We’re here for the good times; the knees up, the laughter, the performance of a lifetime. And when life gets the better of you – when physical or mental health aren’t on your side – we’ll move you forward with a dose of dance. We’ll give life new meaning. We’ll bring joy on the darkest of days."

Health innovation leadership opportunity – deadline 28 September 2018

The Health Foundation is looking for leaders in health and health care policy and innovation to join the Sciana network.

Mentoring for musicians – deadline 4 July 2018

Sound Connections and rb&hArts have launched a mentoring scheme for musicians interested in working in clinical settings.

The programme aims to:

  • Improve the quality and standards of music delivery for people of all ages in healthcare settings
  • Share rb&hArts’ music practice – and to provide a platform for others to engage with the work
  • Support individuals to become confident music-makers in clinical settings

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Call for abstracts

Participation in cultural heritage for mental health recovery - deadline 15 February 2018

This international conference in Ghent, Belgium is seeking contributions exploring uses of cultural heritage in mental health.

The conference on 29th and 30th November 2018 at Museum Dr Guislain in Ghent will feature a keynote presentation by Helen Chatterjee, Professor of Biology, UCL Biosciences & Head of Research and Teaching, UCL Culture.


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