Mental health

Looking Back Looking Forward


January 2020 marks a year of being in the role of Director for London Arts in Health. New Year is always a good time to reflect and look forward and so I thought I would round up some of what I have learnt a year in as well as what I am looking forward to.

Australian report champions the value of a rich cultural life

A report from Australian independent think-tank A New Approach has added to the growing body of evidence that demonstrates the health benefits of arts and culture

Working musically with people with dementia, Music for Wellbeing CIC – 27 February & 25 March 2020

Music for Wellbeing CIC is running two training days for people who work musically with people with dementia

Call for contributions to the International Conference Cultural Heritage for Mental Health 2

FARO, Museum Dr. Guislain and Iedereen Leest are teaming up to deliver the second International Conference Cultural Heritage for Mental Health 2 in Belgium on 10-11 December 2020

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

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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).


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