Wellbeing

Give | Volunteering for Wellbeing Conference, Nov 25 Natural History Museum

Give: Volunteering for Wellbeing is a National Lottery Heritage Fund project led by researchers at University College London on behalf of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance in collaboration with the Horniman Museum & Gardens, Natural History Museum, and Valence House Museum. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project is making heritage more accessible to people experiencing health inequalities.

Call to contribute to research on wellbeing

Researchers at the University of Bristol are conducting research in order to better understand wellbeing and are seeking people to take part in an online questionnaire study. The researchers note that most attempts to measure wellbeing and quality of life involve very short and general scales that do not really provide a true picture of the richness and diversity of wellbeing.

Writing for Wellbeing Workshop, World Book Day - 2 March 2019

Celebrate World Book Day with this creative workshop run by writer Fulbahar Ali Begum. Explore the art of creative writing as an expressive outlet and learn the healing power of words. Bring your own poem, song or short prose piece to share with the group. 
Saturday 2 March, 2:00 - 4:00pm Idea Store Chrisp Street, 1 Vesey Path, East India Dock Road E14 6BT 

Volunteering for Wellbeing survey

Give: Volunteering for Wellbeing is a Heritage Lottery funded project led by University College London on behalf of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance in collaboration with the Horniman Museum and Gardens, Natural History Museum, and Valence House Museum. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project aims to make heritage more accessible to people experiencing health inequalities.

64 Million Artists January challenge

This is the fifth year of the Challenge, which provides a quick creative challenge each day across January, sent by email.  Last year over 7,500 people took part and over 90% said that the challenge had a positive impact on their wellbeing.

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Arts Council England research report on health, wellbeing and criminal justice published

ACE has produced a new comprehensive report to support the process of developing its ten-year strategy. The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance has also published guidance for responding to the strategy.

Read the report here, via a blog from ACE Health & Wellbeing lead, John McMahon

Access the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance guidance here

Creativity and Wellbeing Week is going national!

London Arts in Health Forum and the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance are working together to expand Creativity and Wellbeing Week into a national event, building on its enormous success across London. Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2019 will run from 10-16 June 2019.

Now in its eighth year, Creativity and Wellbeing Week has grown to nearly 350 events in London in 2018, with over 35,000 people attending talks, workshops, performances, exhibitions and discussions.

Moving Pieces workshop: Love and Loss – 8 and 9 December 2018

This weekend workshop in Bermondsey will explore creative and embodied ways of sharing experiences of love and loss through body-based work, performance and storytelling.

"In 2017 we premiered Total Eclipse, a performance that we produced following the deaths of our mothers.The show uncovers the depth of emotions that can be felt during the grieving process. We will be sharing how you can use Moving Pieces' integrated approach to share your own personal stories.

New Loneliness Strategy lists arts and culture as key areas

The government's new Loneliness Strategy, published on 16 October, discusses a cross-governmental approach to loneliness that builds on the Secretary of State's pilot work with social prescribing. The Prime Minister's Introduction to the Strategy says that:

GEM Health and Wellbeing Intermediate Course, Bristol – 20 November 2018

This course will provide the opportunity to reflect and explore ways to improve or build upon your health and wellbeing work alongside other colleagues working in the field.  This will include overcoming challenges faced in current programmes, reframing other work to improve the health and wellbeing of museum audiences, and gaining inspiration to set up new projects.

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