Wellbeing

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:

GSK Impact Awards – deadline 20 September 2021

The annual GSK IMPACT Awards, return to recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Up to 20 awards will be made, ranging from £4,000 to £50,000, and the winning organisations will have access to excellent leadership training and development opportunities.
 
The awards have been running since 1997, funded by GSK and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund. The deadline for applications is Monday 20 September 2021. 
 

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:

Get Creative Outdoors – until late September 2021

Taking part in creative activity and reconnecting with nature can be hugely beneficial for our wellbeing. This summer, Get Creative are inviting people across the UK to do both. Get Creative Outdoors is a campaign and festival that invites people to try their hand at something creative in the open air.

Are you organising a creative event or activity? As long as it takes place outside, gives people the chance to try something creative, is free or low cost, and occurs over the summer months, your event or activity can be part of Get Creative Outdoors.

AHSW seeks Chair of the Board of Trustees – deadline 25 June 2021

Arts & Health South West (AHSW) is looking for an inspiring and dynamic new Chair to join its strong board of committed and proactive trustees and small and efficient team of staff. The current Chair, Sue Isherwood, is having to stand down after 10 years.

The new post holder will take AHSW into the next stage of its development and should be passionate about the field of arts and health and committed to advocating for the benefit of the arts for health and wellbeing.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Consultancy opening – deadline 9 June 2021

Ripon Museum Trust are looking for someone to work with them on a consultancy basis to help them capture and shape their work, building on their journey to date in line with their new mission and strategy. The successful consultancy must have significant experience in the cultural sector and an in-depth knowledge of the volunteering and health and wellbeing sector and the ability to communicate with and train others in this area. 

Find out more and see the full brief of the job

 

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

Thriving Communities webinar: Heritage and Social Prescribing – 9 June 2021

This free webinar, hosted by the National Academy for Social Prescribing, will explore how connecting with heritage and the historic environment can improve our wellbeing, how heritage can be used in social prescribing to increase people’s health and wellbeing and how heritage can work with other sectors.

Speakers will include Dr Desi Gradinarova and Dr Linda Monckton from Historic England, Helen Shearn, a consultant in arts, heritage, health and wellbeing and Jane Brooke from East Kent Mencap.

Social prescribing programme to be rolled out across London

Prescribing Medicine’s successful pilot project, ‘Creative Health & Social Prescribing: A Workforce Development Programme’, involved scoping, designing and delivering a modular training programme for GPs, link workers, artists and arts organisations in Southwark and Merton.  

Final countdown to Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2021

The final countdown has begun to Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2021, our annual celebration of the ground-breaking work happening around the country in culture, creativity, health and wellbeing. It’s not too late to enter your own event. Discover our resources here.

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