Tagged: Health and Wellbeing

Museums for Health and Wellbeing Conference

Thinktank, Birmingham
Tuesday 13th March

The line-up includes speakers Emma Hanson the Head of Strategic Commissioning Adult Community Support from Kent County Council and Jane Povey GP and Founding Director of Creative Inspiration Shropshire. Workshop sessions will explore green wellbeing, evaluation, embedding wellbeing as an organisation, working with learning disabled artists to design and deliver arts activities for children and families and much more!

Tickets for the conference will go on sale on 5 January 2018 click here.

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Dementia Friendly Heritage Guide

The Heritage Lottery Fund and Alzheimer’s UK have joined forces with a number of leading heritage organisations to launch a guide to creating dementia friendly heritage experiences. It includes practical advice from sites across the country who have been experimenting with innovative ways to engage visitors with dementia.  It acknowledges that heritage sites can be intimidating places for the 850,000 people in the UK currently living with dementia. They can be unpredictable spaces, which are disorientating and complicated to navigate. The complex history and timelines they explore can prove challenging for people with memory problems.

The guide highlights a number of creative ways heritage organisations have been responding to this challenge. It notes that heritage sites often rely on older audiences, who generate 20% of the sector’s income. People living with dementia want to be able to continue to do things they enjoy doing. Failing to adapt to their needs could prove costly: the more accessible the experience for people living with dementia, the more likely heritage sites are to retain existing visitors, and reach new ones.

Find out more and download the guide at: www.alzheimers.org.uk.

Third National Museums & Wellbeing Week and Conference

12th – 18th March 2018

The third Museums and Wellbeing Week will take place between 12-18 March 2018. The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing will co-ordinate the week, which will showcase the inspiring work museums across the UK are either already doing in the field or would like to pilot.

Get involved!

We want to hear from you if you’re a museum, cultural or heritage organisation whatever your size and are interested in:

  • Showcasing what you’re already doing and badge your existing health and wellbeing provision
  • Piloting and developing new activities or running a one-off activity
  • Setting up a pop-up information stand for an afternoon or even an hour with a member of staff, volunteer or freelance artist
  • Publicising your events through Twitter with event hashtag #museumsandwellbeing 

How to get involved


Third Museums for Health and Wellbeing Conference
13th March 2018

Tickets are now on sale for our third conference at Thinktank in Birmingham on 13 March 2018. We’re pleased to announce that the future Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance will be officially launched at the conference. To find out more about the new Alliance please see here.

The line-up includes speakers Emma Hanson the Head of Strategic Commissioning Adult Community Support from Kent County Council and Jane Povey GP and Founding Director of Creative Inspiration Shropshire. Workshop sessions will explore green wellbeing, evaluation, embedding wellbeing as an organisation, staff wellbeing, piloting provision and working with learning disabled artists to design and deliver arts activities for children and families. To book please visit here.

3rd National Museums and Wellbeing Week

12th – 18th March 2018

The third Museums and Wellbeing Week will take place between 12-18 March 2018. The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing with co-ordinate the week, which will showcase the inspiring work museums across the UK are either already doing in the field or would like to pilot.

Get involved!

They want to hear from you if you’re a museum, cultural or heritage organisation whatever your size and are interested in:

  • Showcasing what you’re already doing and badge your existing health and wellbeing provision
  • Piloting and developing new activities or running a one-off activity
  • Setting up a pop-up information stand for an afternoon or even an hour with a member of staff, volunteer or freelance artist
  • Want to publicise your events through Twitter with event hashtag #museumsandwellbeing

    Benefits to you

    • Free publicity through the National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing
    • Being part of a national initiative to raise awareness of health and wellbeing work in museums
    • An opportunity to make connections with potential local health and wellbeing partners and key influencers

      How to get involved

Second sector-wide National Alliance for Museums Health and Wellbeing Survey

From The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing:

Are you running health and wellbeing provision in your organisation? In 2016, NAMHW carried out a major preliminary survey to map health and wellbeing interventions and innovations in heritage organisations.  It resulted in an online database http://museumsandwellbeing.org/ and the Museums for Health and Wellbeing: A Preliminary Report available at: https://museumsandwellbeingalliance.wordpress.com.  We want to update this information and create a new report to reflect the depth, successes and challenges of this work in the sector.

For more information about the survey click here.

We would be very grateful if you would complete a new survey by Monday 9th October, which is accessible here.


Save the date!

The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing third Museums for Health and Wellbeing conference will take place at Thinktank in Birmingham on 13 March 2018 and Museums and Wellbeing Week from 12-18 March 2018 so start thinking about your events! We will keep you updated about the conference and how to upload your Museums and Wellbeing Week events later in the autumn.

Health and Wellbeing Intervention and Innovations Survey Reminder

As you may know, the National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing is currently undertaking a survey that will extend a preliminary mapping of health and wellbeing interventions and innovations in heritage organisations that was carried out in 2016.  If your organisation runs health and wellbeing provision and you would like it represented and disseminated through our extensive database and next report (to be published early in 2018), we would be very grateful if you would now complete the new survey, which is accessible via the link below.

Please note that the closing date for the survey is 9th October.

 

Second sector-wide National Alliance for Museums Health and Wellbeing survey

From The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing:

Are you running health and wellbeing provision in your organisation? In 2016, NAMHW carried out a major preliminary survey to map health and wellbeing interventions and innovations in heritage organisations.  It resulted in an online database http://museumsandwellbeing.org/ and the Museums for Health and Wellbeing: A Preliminary Report available at: https://museumsandwellbeingalliance.wordpress.com.  We want to update this information and create a new report to reflect the depth, successes and challenges of this work in the sector.

For more information about the survey click here.

We would be very grateful if you would complete a new survey, which is accessible here.


Save the date!

The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing third Museums for Health and Wellbeing conference will take place at Thinktank in Birmingham on 13 March 2018 and Museums and Wellbeing Week from 12-18 March 2018 so start thinking about your events! We will keep you updated about the conference and how to upload your Museums and Wellbeing Week events later in the autumn.

Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing Inquiry Report

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPGAHW) has undertaken a major Inquiry into the role of the arts and culture in health and wellbeing. The Inquiry yielded a substantial report – Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing – providing evidence that creative and cultural activities can have a positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing.1 Creative Health recommends that an individual is designated to take strategic responsibility for the pursuit of institutional policy for arts, health and wellbeing within each local authority. This can be through an existing role or a new one.

To see the full report click here.

New GEM Intermediate Course: Health and Wellbeing

From GEM:

Want to advance your professional development & support wellbeing in your heritage organisation?  Are you already delivering health and wellbeing programmes but are looking for ways to improve or build upon this practice?  Then GEM’s Intermediate Course: Health and Wellbeing might be for you!

In partnership with National Alliance for Museums Health and Wellbeing (NAMHW), the course Health and Wellbeing has been developed as part of GEM’s ACE-funded Learning & Sharing Centre project. Health and Wellbeing is one of five GEM intermediate courses that will address the core competencies identified by GEM, to help raise professional standards in the museum, heritage and cultural sector.

The course is aimed at supporting the professional development of mid-career heritage educators involved with health and wellbeing.

GEM says, “Not just one-day workshops!”  This course will combine a one-day workshop with a few short activities to be completed prior to and after the workshop, which will reinforce and embed your learning.  Working with a passionate peer group, the 6-7-week course will enable participants to reflect on current work to:

  • identify and overcome challenges,
  • reframe other provision as health and wellbeing programmes,
  • and gain inspiration to set up new projects.

The first Health and Wellbeing course will take place in Leicester, with the one-day workshop taking place on Monday 10 July 2017. The two other courses will take place in London (27 November 2017) and Manchester (24 January 2018). 

Places are limited, so book your place now!  For more details please visit the GEM website.

Creative Dementia Arts Network Conference

Tuesday 27th June 2017
Sheffield Hallam University

The sixth Creative Dementia Arts Network conference will deliver a varied programme that blends research with practice, lectures with workshops, and space and time for networking. 

The focus of the conference is Arts, Dance, Music and Dementia: from Professional Practice to Social Prescription. 

Speakers include:

Ming Hung Hsu, MHA, Kate Duncan, Nottingham City Arts, Hannah Robertshaw, Yorkshire Dance, Douglas Noble, Live Music Now, Ben Spiller, 1623 Theatre Company, Richard Coaten, Dance Psychotherapist and John Killick, Poet. 

For all information about booking, travelling and exhibiting, email: info@creativedementia.org or visit: www.creativedementia.org.

Standard delegate rate £150. Voluntary organisations and charities £120. Students and volunteers £25. Self-employed arts practitioners and other professionals £70.