Workshops and seminars

Creative exploration of ageing – 21 July 2018

The University of Kent and the Centre for Policy on Ageing invite photographers, poets, musicians, dancers, writers and film makers, of all ages, to explore and re-position thinking about ageing.

The event, A creative exploration of ageing across our lives, is open to artists in any discipline and will help shape creative activity in the future.

How art heals: integrating practice and research – 22 September 2018

Professor Shaun McNiff (former President of American Art Therapy Association) will be running an interactive day at the London Art Therapy Centre.

He will explore the interaction between research and practice and the day is open to arts therapists, psychotherapists, psychologists, artists and free thinkers.

Love and loss – 14 and 15 July 2018

A weekend workshop exploring creative ways of sharing and processing experiences of death, grief and bereavement.

This short course will build your skills in a sensitive, relaxed and perhaps surprisingly uplifting weekend all about death, creativity and how people can share their stories to boost health and wellbeing.

Time: 10am-5pm

Venue: The Classrooms, 7-13 Melior Street SE1 3QP (London Bridge)

Cost: £130(£95 student/unwaged)

How can drawing support health and wellbeing? – 12 July 2018

A symposium at Phoenix Brighton and accompanying an exhibition about drawing and mental health which runs to 22 July. The one day symposium will consider a range of drawing practices and the way in which they can help us connect, communicate and enhance creativity.

Dementia awareness training – 6 July 2019

Arts 4 Dementia is running full-day training at the Foundling Museum for artists, learning officers, arts facilitators and front of house staff in developing arts programmes for people living with dementia.

Registration via Eventbrite

Creative and Credible – 10 January 2019

An introductory workshop to explore key principles and methodologies for evaluating arts for health and wellbeing programmes.

The Centre for Arts as Wellbeing at the University of Winchester, Willis Newson and RSPH are launching a CPD Programme, Creative and Credible, led by Professor Norma Daykin and Willis Newson Director Jane Willis, co-producers of the Creative and Credible Website and materials.

Therapeutic and Reflective Writing – starts 17 September 2018

An online, 8 week course providing an introduction to therapeutic and reflective writing and the tools for using it personally or with groups, while offering an opportunity to examine your own life through creative writing.

The course is designed for anyone looking to develop their understanding and skills in therapeutic and reflective writing for personal development and/or for use in their professional practice.

Introducing Arts and Health for Clinicians – 21 June 2018

LAHF is running an evening introductory course for doctors, allied health professionals and nurses examining key evidence for the impact of arts and culture participation and exploring methods of evaluating arts and health practice.

The course will take in historical perspectives and look at specific case studies in hospitals and the community. The training is conducted in partnership with University College London and is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians.

Music Care Training – 29 and 30 May 2018

The University of Nottingham is running a series of training workshops to prepare caregivers to use music in their care practice with increased confidence and theoretical understanding.

The two day course is the first level of a three tier training series. Cost: £200

Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes – 19 May 2018

The Metanoia Institute is offering a one day introductory workshop for writers who are interested in supporting others to write, and practitioners in the healthcare or caring professions who are curious about bringing writing into their practice.

Information will also be provided to contextualise the field of Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes and how it is developing within national arts and health directives.

This workshop will be held on Saturday 19th May 2018, 11am – 5pm at Engineers House in Bristol

The cost of the workshop is £75.


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