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Second sector-wide National Alliance for Museums Health and Wellbeing (NAMHW) survey
Take part! A museum & heritage sector survey which maps existing practice around health and wellbeing activities
Nesta Arts Impact fund available
The Arts Impact Fund brings together public, private and charitable funding to demonstrate the potential and impact of social investment in the arts
Comic Relief Community Cash Fund is now OPEN
Online grant applications of between £500-£1,000, for groups across the whole of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is now open.
The National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing announce new events
Find out about the latest Health and Wellbeing Events, part of the Health and Wellbeing Week, 6 - 12 March. List your museum's events.
A free online short course,"The Art of Wellness: Visual Arts and Health" from the University of Tasmania
Call for papers: Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference in Bristol June 2017
Showcase inspirational practice, policy and the latest research in culture and arts in health and wellbeing. Deadline for submissions of abstracts 20 November 2016.
Are you ready for Dementia Awareness Week?
This year's Dementia Awareness Week, 15 – 21 May, will encourage people who are worried about dementia to confront their worries by addressing dementia directly and coming to Alzheimer's Society for information and support.
Royal Society for Public Health call for papers for arts and dementia conference
The RPSH's call for papers for the first international research conference on arts and dementia to be held at the Royal Society for Public Health, 9-10 March 2017 in London.
Job Opportunity: ‘LEAD TRAINER’ and ‘SUPPORT TRAINER’ for Arts & Wellbeing, Kent
To develop and deliver a training programme ‘arts for dementia & arts for community mental health wellbeing’ for the LAPWING (Live Art Practice Wellbeing Inspired Network Group) project. It is about building the confidence, capability and cap
Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing
In a unique project where older people were trained as co-researchers to look into the ‘age-friendliness’ of cities, sociologists from The University of Manchester have found social inclusion to be the secret to ageing well – while age
First National Museums and Wellbeing Week (29 February - 6 March 2016)
The National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing is coordinating the first annual Museums and Wellbeing Week will take place from 29 February to 6 March 2016. This will showcase the inspiring work museums across the UK are already doing in this field
Taking Part - Focus On: Wellbeing
Arts attenders claim to be ‘happier’ than non-attenders, according to a report released by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), based on its Taking Part survey findings over three years from 2010/11 to 2012/13. This new report
Flag up your interest in attending a Mental Health First Aid course in Kent
The aim of these courses is to give everyone the knowledge and confidence to recognise signs of mental health problems, encourage someone to seek the right help, and to reduce the stigma around mental illness.
Researchers quantify the intrinsic value of culture
Researchers believe they have hit on a robust way of quantifying how much people’s lives are improved by arts and culture. They hope their techniques will help arts organisations to better demonstrate their value and policymakers to make better dec
National Alliance for Museums, Health and Welbeing Survey
Take part! A museum & hertiage sector survey which maps existing practice around health and wellbeing activities
An new animated Commissioning Toolkit has been launched
A new animated commissioning toolkit was launched on Tuesday 23rd June at the Gulbenkian Theatre in Canterbury. The event was well attended and received, with over 100 delegates from Kent, London and the South East.
Help shape the future of Kent's Community Mental Health and Wellbeing service
Kent County Council (KCC) is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the people of Kent and to improve public health outcomes particularly in Kent’s most deprived communities.
Third Age Creatives Meeting and Commissioned Experiments fund for Swale & Medway, Kent
On the 22nd April 2015, Ideas Test (the Arts Council funded Creative People and Places programme Swale and Medway) will hold a Third Age Creatives meeting to bring together multiple individuals and organisations who work with older people.
Training in reminiscence arts in dementia care
2-day training course and 4-month traineeship in reminiscence arts in dementia care
GEM Intermediate Course: Fundraising and Income Generation
Bookings now open for the Fundraising and Income Generation course taking place in London, York and Leeds.
Museums on Prescription End-of-project Workshop
Researchers investigated the value of museum encounters in social prescribing in this 3-year AHRC-funded project.
Celebrate Silver Sunday by holding an event in your museum
Silver Sunday is an annual day of fun and free activities for older people across the UK
Museums as Spaces for Wellbeing: 2-day free training DAY 2
Are you interested in exploring how your museum could contribute to people’s health and wellbeing but are not sure where to start? Over the course of two workshops participants will gain the skills and confidence to develop their thinking about thi
Artswork Conference 2017: Creativity & Life Chances
This one day conference provides opportunities for delegates to see and hear about the impact of arts and culture on the wellbeing of children and young people.
GEM Intermediate Course: Health and Wellbeing
Book now for the Health and Wellbeing course taking place in Leicester, London and Manchester, GEM in partnership with National Alliance for Museums Health and Wellbeing (NAMHW).
GEM Intermediate Course: Essentials of Leadership
Bookings now open for the Essentials of Leadership course taking place in Newcastle, London and Bristol, in partnership with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM).