Mental health

Launch of world's largest study into impact of arts on health

King’s College London and UCL have launched the world’s largest ever study into the impact and scalability of arts interventions on physical and mental health

Add your event to the Musical Map for Dementia

Music for Dementia 2020 (M4D2020) is launching the first ever Musical Map for Dementia. Its aim is to provide those affected by who live with the condition information on music-based events and services in their area. 

Music for Dementia 2020 launches The Musletter

Music for Dementia 2020 (M4D2020), the campaign that aims to make music available for everyone living with dementia by 2020, has launched its first quarterly newsletter. 

Digital Mental Health Conference , call for proposals - 30 April

“Unity” is the theme of this summer’s Digital Mental Health Conference

Why Museums Matter for Mental Health – 5 April 2019

Where: Holburne Museum, Bath

Online booking at: www.holburne.org/events/symposium-why-museums-matter-for-mental-health/

Bringing together specialists from arts, heritage and health sectors, this cross sector learning event will talk about the benefits, challenges and outcomes of working together on Health and Heritage projects which use creativity to promote mental health and wellbeing.

Baring Foundation call for case studies, arts and mental health – deadline 1 April 2019

From 2020, the Baring Foundation will change the theme for its arts funding from arts and older people to arts and mental health. This year the Foundation wants to explore the state of the field throughout the UK, and next January will publish a scoping / mapping study to launch its new programme (drawing on the model of 2009's Ageing Artfully).

Job opportunity Director of Arts and Minds - deadline 28 February

Cambridge- based charity “Arts and Minds” is seeking a new Director to take the charity forward. The post is part-time – 2-3 days per week (negotiable) paid pro rata on a full-time salary scale of £30-35k p.a.

Call for Posters, Social Prescribing Conference - deadline 15 April 2019

RCPsych and NHS England are delighted to host a national conference on social prescribing.  Aiming to bring together healthcare professionals across the UK who want to support the development of social prescribing within the locality.

Find out more about the MARCH Network

The MARCH Network is one of 8 new national networks funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) as part of the 2018 Cross-Council Mental Health Plus call to further research into mental health.

MARCH focuses on social, cultural and community assets – which includes the arts, culture, heritage sites, libraries, green spaces, community centres, social clubs, community associations and volunteer groups – and the role they play in enhancing public mental health and wellbeing, preventing mental illness, and supporting those living with mental health conditions.

Switching Perceptions at Bethlem Gallery – until 30 March 2019

Switching Perceptions

5 Jan - 30 Mar 2019

Bethlem Gallery

Switching Perceptions is a new exhibition by artist Eleanor Minney in collaboration with Professor Liz Tunbridge and patients from the National Psychosis Unit at Bethlem Royal Hospital. In a new body of work spanning textiles, drawing, clay and handwriting, Minney untangles the fragile threads of the human mind through delicate, detailed explorations into what creates a sense of self, and the relationship to psychiatric conditions.

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