Wellbeing

Mini-series aims to support young people’s mental health post-Covid-19

Youth Arts Charity Peer Productions has developed a new mini-series, 50 Days: Alone Together, to support teenagers’ mental health, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The series follows the lives of a small class of year 12 pupils as they check in, via video conferencing software, with their form tutor over the first 50 days of lockdown.

Report documents creative and cultural response to those in need during lockdown

The Culture Health & Wellbeing Alliance has published a report and case studies that highlight the scope, breadth and reach of the work that cultural and creative organisations and individuals have been doing since lockdown to reach the most vulnerable.

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?

Governance, Finance and Operations Manager – deadline 19 July 2020

The What Works Centre for Wellbeing is seeking someone to take responsibility for its overall coordination and administration, setting the stage, and providing the necessary foundations for the centre to thrive and deliver on its mission. The successful candidate will work closely with the Director, Head of Finance and Board as part of a small team with support from a Senior Administrator.

Full details of the role and how to apply can be found here

 

Call for papers on arts, creativity and health

Public Health, an international, multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal, has issued a call for papers for a special issue centred around arts creativity and health. Submissions covering original research and reviews are welcomed from across the spectrum of arts and culture to include: performing arts, visual and creative arts, museums, libraries, archives and other types of heritage, such as archaeology and natural heritage, where creative tasks and activities have been invoked to support health and wellbeing.

Strengthening BAME inclusion in arts & wellbeing services roundtable – 17 June 2020

Flourishing Lives is hosting a free online roundtable discussion sharing best practice in community engagement and strengthening inclusion in arts and wellbeing services for people from a Black, Asian, and minority ethnic background (BAME). The event is being held in collaboration with the Race Equality Foundation and HEAR Network and is designed to find consensus in best practice in diversity and inclusion across the arts and health sectors. 
 

Arts and therapy in the time of the pandemic – 18 June 2020

Edge Hill University’s Research Centre for Arts and Wellbeing is holding a free online event to explore the contribution of the arts and arts psychotherapies to health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic. The event is being held in collaboration with the International Arts Therapies Doctoral Alliance led by New York University. 
 

Solitude and the encounter, Queen Mary University – 19 June 2020

Queen Mary University of London is running a one-day webinar on 19 June to examine contemporary encounters between the arts and mental health, as part of the Mad Hearts Conference. The webinar features Professor Femi Oyebode, Laura Fischer and John Richardson and will combine clinical, artistic and research perspectives for a contemporary reinterpretation of mental health science and practice.

The webinar is relevant for service users, mental health professionals, artists, and researchers and those interested in how the arts can contribute to mental health.

Kids in Museums launch wellbeing resource and museum award

To mark Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2020 the charity Kids in Museums launched a new resource that explores how museums can work with children and families to support their wellbeing, focusing on two case studies from Manchester Museum and the Whitworth.
 

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