Social prescribing conference – 6 November 2018

The King’s Fund, in collaboration with the College of Medicine and the Social Prescribing Network, is running a conference to look at how social prescribing can be measured and the impact it is already having on outcomes for patients.

Come along to this event to hear from local areas around the country who have implemented social prescribing models and can report on their learning and outcomes and provide practical resources for commissioners, clinicians and voluntary and community organisations looking to adopt and implement social prescribing in their own locality.

Attachment and the Arts

The latest in a series of conferences exploring art therapy through the lens of attachment theory and related research will take place this October.

Hosted by the British Association of Art Therapists, the conference will examine a range of best practice in art therapy, assessing its potential in supporting people experiencing issues in attachment. Being close to others and having trusting relationships is at the heart of being human. The breaking of these affectional bonds can have cruel and catastrophic effects on any of us.

Social Prescribing Conference

The first International Social Prescribing Network Research Conference will take place at the University of Salford on 14 June 2018.

This inaugural conference aims to bring this research community together in one place for the first time in order to identify priority research areas and develop the evidence base with a common research framework that can look at the efficacy of non-clinical community interventions.

Cultural Heritage for Mental Health – 29 and 30 November 2018

An international conference exploring different interventions utilising cultural heritage aimed at improving the wellbeing and health of people.

The conference will focus specifically on interventions which are recovery focused and targeted at the most vulnerable.

International Health Humanities Conference – 2 August 2018 - 4 August 2018

The Seventh International Health Humanities Conference will take place in Southampton with the theme of Changing Society: Community Wellbeing and Transformation.

Keynote speakers are Mark McGann and Julie Eagleton, Professor Susan Hogan, and Professor Paul Crawford. A student rate for delegates of £200 is available.

Singing for Health Conference – 7 June 2018

The National Centre for Early Music in York is hosting a day-long event of performances and participation, demonstrations and discussions, and will explore new insights provided by contemporary research into the health and wellbeing benefits of singing.

Speakers include Prof. Stephen Clift, Director of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, Canterbury Christ Church University, will provide an overview of current scientific understanding of the health benefits of singing.

Tickets cost £7

Music in Healthcare Conference – 4 June 2018

The second National Alliance for Musicians in Healthcare Conference will take place at Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool.

Co-hosted by Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool and Cascade Music CIC, Rhythmix and Opus Music CIC, speakers on the day will include Clive Parkinson, Director of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Tickets from £11

Training in reminiscence arts in dementia care – 14 and 15 May 2018

The European Reminiscence Network is running a two day training course to be held at the University of Greenwich.

This experiential 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.

Performance and medicine symposium – 10 March 2018

King’s College is hosting a symposium for clinicians exploring different aspects of performance and healthcare.

The day will include talks from 4 unique keynote speakers at the forefront of performance science, narrative medicine and arts in healthcare. Interactive workshops will be hosted in small sessions by artists, therapists and creative facilitators.

Keynote speakers include:

Dr Rosie Pekins: The Music and Motherhood Project

Dr Julia Christensen: Understanding human emotion perception and its relationship to artistic expertise

People Place Power – 14 & 15 June 2018

A conference exploring the impact of the Arts Council’s Creative People and Places programme will take place in Wolverhampton.

The two day conference aims to unpick the themes of power, collaboration, ownership, relevance and place through a series of rich conversations, with an emphasis on learning and practice.


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