Workshops and seminars

Permission to Play 2.0 - a collective care workshop – 29 February 2020

Join Art4Minds for a deep delve into your psyche and a handshake with your inner child.

Reconnect with your playful spirit through a series of guided exercises, where play will be explored in a safe environment. All have the right to share and be seen and heard.

Art skills are not necessary and mistakes are encouraged. All art materials will be provided.

Further information can be found here.


SLG hosts: Hospital Rooms – 6-23 February 2020

In 2019, Hospital Rooms commissioned artists Sonia Boyce, Harold Offeh, Michael O'Reilly, Jessica Voorsanger, Remi Rough and Tim A Shaw to transform communal spaces at Croydon PICU, a Men's Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit at Bethlem Royal Hospital. A Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit is one of the most challenging mental health environments, providing care for people with acute distress and enduring conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar.

Engagement and evaluation in social prescribing sandpit event – 19 February 2020

This event aims to identify priorities and proposals for research and practice in social prescribing for mental and physical health

Mattering: An Introduction to the Relational Approach – from 25 February 2020

Flourishing Lives has scheduled three new dates in February, March and April 2020 for its CPD-accredited training.

The course is designed for people working at any level in arts, charity and public sector services and provides a practical framework and skill set to develop effective and genuine interpersonal connections.

Creative Dementia Arts Network Special Event – 10 March 2020

Increasing prevalence of dementia, demand for creative support from individuals and carers and the NHS national roll out of social prescription makes building capacity in arts and dementia a priority.
Do you use arts in engaging with people with dementia or interested in doing so? Join Creative Dementia Arts Network’s event that will focus on FLOURISH, its specialist arts and dementia training course and professional development programme and will include a literary lunch with journalist, campaigner and author Nicci Gerrard.

Tamalpa Experience with Audicia Lynne Morley – 7-8 March 2020

This 2-day intensive workshop, held at the State Theta Galleries in Scotland, is designed to give participants an experiential understanding of Tamalpa's work in movement-based expressive arts. Recommended for those interested in movement, dance and wellbeing, as well as an introduction to both the Tamalpa Life Art Process and its larger training programmes. No previous dance or art experience is needed.

Further information can be found here.

Create Your Own Work, Heart of Movement – 21 March 2020

Gain the skills and confidence to set your career on a fulfilling and successful path. Drawing on sixteen years’ experience of successfully creating work for themselves, Tasha Colbert and Céline Butté will cover creative visioning and action planning, the practical steps for creating work, how to set up as a business or Social Enterprise and how to market your work. An enjoyable, experiential and practical day, with time to draw, move and write. You will have the space to ‘vision’ the work you want to do and begin planning how to turn your dream into a reality.

Move Dance Feel Course, Penny Brohn UK – 20-22 March 2020

Initiated in 2016, Move Dance Feel is a creative project for women affected by cancer, including those caring for someone with cancer. It aims to provide an enjoyable experience, which encourages you to dance both individually and with others – offering an alternative means of group support. The courses combine dynamic and creative movement activities with playful opportunities for interaction. There is a focus on the physicality of dance, artistic exploration and creative collaboration, as well as relaxation, quiet reflection and discussion.

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Course, Dementia Pathfinders – 4 March 2020

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) is an evidence-based group treatment for people with mild to moderate dementia. This interactive course aims to give learners an overview of how to deliver CST. It will include a background about CST and how it can be used, research overview and detailed presentation of the treatment, including DVD footage and role-play. Training is led by a Clinical Psychologists with extensive experience in offering CST.

Further information can be found here

Training for Musicians in Mental Health Settings, Contented Music Club – 19 April 2020

This training day, held by singing practitioners Lea Cornthwaite and Nicola Wydenbach, who specialise in working with people with mental health issues, will offer practical insights into how to work in this sector as well as a toolkit of useful songs, ideas and practice. The Mind and Soul Community Choir will also be taking part so trainees can gain real life skills and meet people with lived in experience.
Further information can be found here.


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