Public health

What makes working in the arts and mental health sustainable?

How can people and organisations survive and thrive in mental health and the arts? The Culture Health & Wellbeing Alliance, funded by the Baring Foundation, are running a six-month project to understand more about work with creativity and mental health. They are searching for participants who can answer yes to the following questions:

Grants available for dementia projects - deadline 5 August 2021

Alzheimer’s Research UK are offering grants of up to £25,000 to support public engagement projects that:

Call for participants for UCL COVID-19 Social Study

Would you be interested in talking to University College London about how the pandemic has impacted your mental health, wellbeing and access to support? For their COVID-19 Social Study they are interviewing people who have a range of experiences, including young informal carers (aged 13-24) and people experiencing financial difficulty.

Art & Mental Health with Christopher Bailey from WHO – 30 June 2021

The Arts and Health Lead at the World Health Organization will introduce his newly established program that looks at the research agenda around the health benefits of the arts, in everyday life as well as an instrument in the field.

The program sets the research agenda, working with local communities and global media on promoting good health through and with the performing arts.

Find out more and book tickets

WHO project aims for large-scale integration of arts and culture within healthcare sector

WHO/Europe and the Nordic Culture Fund are partnering up to explore effective and sustainable strategies for integrating arts and culture into the wider healthcare sector. Led by WHO/Europe’s flagship unit on behavioural and cultural insights for health, the project will bring together academics, artists, cultural institutions, healthcare practitioners and policymakers from different countries.

Don’t miss our myth busting guide to social prescribing

London Arts and Health and the Mayor of London have launched a myth busting guide to help support the hundreds of grassroots organisations in London to become involved in the London recovery plan. The guide aims to challenge many of the myths surrounding social prescribing, tackling areas such as funding, the role of link workers and the importance of strong evidence-based research and evaluation.

Undertake a MASc in Creative Health at UCL – launch event 9 February 2021

The MASc in Creative Health is the first of its kind in the world, both in terms of the qualification (Masters in Arts & Sciences) and the academic field of study (Creative Health). The course aims to create a new generation of socially engaged scholars and practitioners to meet the needs of a changing health, social care and voluntary third sector, where personalised care, social prescribing, health inequity and the patient experience are mainstreamed into public health.

Help London recover from the Covid-19 crisis – deadline 28 January 2021

The Mayor of London’s ‘Make London’ initiative wants to support creative, locally-led proposals which bring people together, improve public spaces and support community hubs and high streets. This is an opportunity for you to pitch new ideas – big or small – to fund community-led projects to help your local area recover from the Covid-19 crisis.

Find out more and explore helpful resources and past projects

 

Facilitating Groups - Social Distancing and Beyond – 3-17 September 2020

64 Million Artists are running this series of three webinars exploring the facilitation of online and in-person groups, focusing on co-creative activities and democratic processes. The sessions are relevant for those working in creative, organisational, cultural or community settings, and will explore the issues of group online facilitation during Covid-19 and beyond through a blend of taught material, group exercises and discussion.

East Midlands CHWA Gatherings – 28 & 29 July 2020

Rachel Howfield Massey (Arts and Health Derbyshire) and Laura Phillips (Derby Museums) are hosting the second series of East Midlands CHWA Network Events, via Zoom. This is an opportunity to meet other culture and health practitioners from the region, find out how everyone is doing and think about what is wanted from a regional network. The discussions will be centred around the question: Have we found ways to create intimacy at a distance, particularly in relation to digital poverty?

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