Tagged: Health and Wellbeing

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.

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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.

Learning Matters – North West Health and Care Awards 2017

The search is on for people and projects where individual and organisational learning is driving development and transforming the health and care sector in the North West. We want to hear about the part museums can and do play!

Health Education England and Voluntary Sector North West are particularly keen to receive nominations from museums which are working in partnership with either health and /or care partners to deliver innovative project work in the region and to understand this commitment to contributing to individual and community wellbeing. They would like to hear about museum innovation and the people who make this happen. They would also like to hear about how museum work is transforming the lives of the people you touch through your programmes and activity.

These awards will highlight what can be done to enable people to have the knowledge, skills and confidence to play an active role in managing their own health and wellbeing; and how through cross sector, collaborative working partners can effectively support communities and help them harness their assets.

If you want more information on award themes, award categories and how to get nominating now go to: https://www.vsnw.org.uk/nw-health-awards-2017

AGE FRIENDLY MUSEUMS NETWORK CROSS-SECTOR CONFERENCE

Thursday 16th February 2017

 9.30-16.30 at the British Museum, London

Join them to explore current age friendly thinking and practice in museums developed through cross-sector collaborations.

For full event details follow this link:

afmn-conference-schedule

Book your free place through Eventbrite:

https://agefriendlymuseumsconference.eventbrite.co.uk

Museums for Health and Wellbeing Conference

Monday 6th March
Thackray Museum, Leeds

The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing is very pleased to be holding its second conference at the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds. The programme will feature speakers from the health, social care and museum sectors who will explore the contribution museums can make to health and wellbeing from a range of different perspectives. This one-day event is aimed at museum professionals looking to develop their health and wellbeing offer as well as those interested in working in partnership with museums including health and social care workers, artists and art-therapy practitioners. 

Tickets are £30 and can be booked by visiting:

museumsandwellbeingalliance.wordpress.com

Museums and Wellbeing Week

6-12 March 2017

The Alliance is also coordinating the second National Museums & Wellbeing Week from 6 -12 March 2017. This will be an opportunity for museums to showcase their health and wellbeing offer and raise awareness of this valuable area of work. 

Further details of how you can get involved can be found by visiting:

museumsandwellbeingalliance.wordpress.com/news

Health and Wellbeing in Museums Programme 2017 – Last few places

Museums are increasingly delivering health and wellbeing programmes as part of their core offer and the impact they have can be huge on the participants. This new Health and Wellbeing in Museums Programme will look at a number of projects museums in the North West are delivering and will inform participants on how to develop their own.

Health and Wellbeing in Museums Programme Workshop 1 – Mindfulness
Tuesday 31st January 2017

Manchester Art Gallery
10:00 – 16:00
FREE
One ticket remaining

This first session as part of the programme will focus on the mindfulness work Manchester Art Gallery does as part of their public programmes. During the morning we will hear about the background to the work along with planning and research done and in the afternoon we will experience one of their mindfulness workshops with an artist.

To book a place visit the eventbrite page

Health and Wellbeing in Museums Programme Workshop 2 – Working in Hospitals
Monday 20th February 2017
Whitworth Art Gallery
11:15 – 16:00
FREE
Two tickets remaining

This second session as part of the programme will focus on the the work the Whitworth Art Gallery does with the local hospital service. We will also hear from the national Paintings in Hospitals Programme about the work they to and how you can get involved. Lastly we will have the opportunity to experience one of the sessions that the Whitworth Art Gallery runs with hospital patients.

To book a place visit the eventbrite page

Health and Wellbeing in Museums Programme Workshop 3 – Dementia
Thursday 16th March 2017
Nantwich Museum
11:00 – 16:00
FREE
Six tickets remaining

This final session as part of the programme will focus on the the work the Nantwich Museum does with dementia patients. During the morning we will hear about the background to the work along with planning and research done and in the afternoon we will participate in the excellent Dementia Friend training.

To book a place visit the eventbrite page

If you have any questions please contact Alex Bird – alexander.bird@manchester.ac.uk