Mental health

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. 

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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.

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Neurophototherapy: Sonia Boué and Jennifer Gilbert in conversation – 18 June 2021

To mark World Autistic Pride Day, Disability Arts Online are hosting Sonia and Jennifer in conversation about Sonia's Neurophototherapy Project that explores the use of photography and collage to recover from a lifetime of identification with the wrong neurological-type.

The project includes a new online exhibition of photo-collages and text called Origin Story and Sonia’s forthcoming guide to Neurophototherapy practice.

The event will feauture BSL interpretation, captions and integrated audio description, and there will be time for live questions at the end.

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.

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.

How culture and creativity can support changes to the Mental Health Act – 17 May 2021

This webinar follows the closure of the government consultation on Reforming the Mental Health Act (MHA) on 21 April. Ben Spencer MP, Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing, will chair a roundtable discussion to explore how culture and creativity can support the four principles on which the proposed reforms to the MHA are based. They aim to place people at the centre of decisions about their own care and ensure everyone is treated equally.

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.

Arts and Minds seek Freelance Project Manager – deadline 23 April 2021

Cambridgeshire-based charity Arts and Minds has secured funding for development work and programme delivery in Peterborough and is looking for a Freelance Project Manager to start as soon as possible on a six-month contract.

They are looking for a self-starter who has demonstrable experience of project management and is able to work independently. The organisation particularly welcomes applications from project managers based in Peterborough as this role involves developing relationships, therefore local knowledge and networks would be beneficial.

Research assistant and treasurer vacancies at Entelechy Arts – deadlines 28 March and 7 April 2021

South East London-based charity Entelechy Arts produces projects which powerfully test the boundaries between art, creativity, care, wellbeing and community. The programmes are created by and for the communities they work with, namely isolated older people, those living with profound and multiple disabilities, and those living in care home environments, enabling them to play an active and visible role in the creative life of their community.

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.

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