Education and training

Sing to Beat Parkinson's course, Snape Maltings – 28-29 January 2019

The course offers a specialist opportunity for musicians and emerging artists to gain experience and develop a toolkit to run a singing group for people with Parkinson's and their carers.

The course will be led by Grenville Hancox (Honorary Professor in Music, Health and Well Being, University of Kent; Artistic Director, Canterbury Cantata Trust Founder and expert in
singing and wellbeing) and Nicola Wydenbach (an experienced Parkinson's and Singing practitioner and Founder of the Contented Music Club).

Please see details on the attached flyer

Atlantic Fellowship for Equity in Brain Health – deadline 3 January 2018

Applications are now open for the 2019/20 Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health programme at the Global Brain Health Institute. The Atlantic Fellows program at GBHI provides innovative training in brain health, leadership, and dementia prevention to a broad array of promising leaders from various professions, including medicine, science, business, law, social science, journalism, and the arts.

Music Care training, Nottingham – 21-22 November 2018

The University of Nottingham is hosting a Level 1 Music Care Training course in partnership with Room 217 and Opus Music. Music Care Training is suitable for healthcare providers, family and volunteer caregivers, musicians, teachers and any other community members who would like to learn how to care using music. No prior musical experience is necessary.

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Cascading leadership, King's Fund – apply by 30 November 2018

Cascading Leadership is a free opportunity for leaders working in health and care organisations of any size in the voluntary and community sector in the UK to develop their leadership skills and receive practical support.

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Dementia and the Arts, free online course – starts 19 November 2018

This online course is designed to explore and challenge perceptions of dementias through science and the creative arts. It presents information on creative approaches to creating common ground, and learning how to improve the quality of life and care for people living with different dementias.

GEM Health and Wellbeing Intermediate Course, Bristol – 20 November 2018

This course will provide the opportunity to reflect and explore ways to improve or build upon your health and wellbeing work alongside other colleagues working in the field.  This will include overcoming challenges faced in current programmes, reframing other work to improve the health and wellbeing of museum audiences, and gaining inspiration to set up new projects.

Staging Rehabilitation: Theatre in the criminal justice system – 15 November 2018

This one-day masterclass from Clean Break and Geese Theatre Company is for both theatre artists and criminal justice professionals interested in the specialised field of arts in the criminal justice system.

(full flyer attached)

15 November 2018 10am-4:30pm
Clean Break, 2 Patshull Road London NW5 2LB

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Clore leadership courses for public engagement specialists – deadline 29 October 2018

The new Clore leadership courses include Wellcome Trust-supported places are available for leaders working in England with a track record of engaging the public with science, health or wellbeing.

A wide variety of bursaries are available particularly for disabled leaders, BAME leaders and those with caring responsibilities.

NEW - Introducing Clore Leadership Pulse

Music in healthcare trainee placement – deadline 9 November 2018

Pulse Arts CIC is recruiting a new musician to join the team for an initial year-long placement as a Music in Healthcare Trainee.

The role would suit a musician who is interested in making Music in Healthcare with Pulse Arts a long-term part of their freelance portfolio.

Flourish: Creative Arts Dementia Network courses, Coventry and Croydon – November 2018-March 2019

The Creative Dementia Arts Network is calling for applications for its courses – offering training and resources for arts practitioners interested in working with dementia.


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