We are back from the Arts & Health Conference in Sydney. There were so many inspiring talks and amazing projects, that it is still echoing in my head.
Vic McEwan from the CAD factory talked about one of those amazing projects in Yenda, a community in recovery after unexpected flooding. The art projects set up in this town to help coping and understanding this traumatic experience are just incredible.
Have a look at the website and the video below.
We are delighted to say that we are invited to talk at the Arts & Health Conference in Australia, this November. It is a great opportunity to talk about our Make It Better project and we will definitely make the most out of it.
Autumn is most definitely conference season.
In 10 days one of the biggest Arts & Health conferences is taking place in Fremantle, Australia. If you happen to be around, we suggest you go and have a look as it doesn't happen often that so many experts gather to share their amazing projects.
The program is now available online on the Arts & Health Australia website and if you look under the tab Conferences you can find podcasts from past speakers.
This in itself will keep you busy all weekend.
Another great presentation at the Art of Good Health and Wellbeing Conference in Australia last year. Dr Gary Christenson is involved in all sorts of interesting things but on this occasion I will only mention that he is the President of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare in Washington DC.
To know more about the Society for the Arts in Healthcare, please visit their website www.thesah.org
To know more about the conference, please visit website www.artsandhealth.org
The Australasian Centre for Rural & Remote Mental Health (ACRRMH) organised a Mental Health Music Roadshow through drought and flood-ravaged regions of Queensland. It is a powerful example of how the arts can make a real difference on mental health.
If you want to know more about it, please read their press release by clicking here or watch this beautiful video below.
To know more about ACRRMH, please visit their website www.acrrmh.com.au
Let's start the week with a good story. Today is about Lloyd and how he found a job.
If you want to know more about Creative Spirit, please go to their website www.creativespirit.org.au.
Very interesting article about Arts & Health tailored for the male population. We cannot all like needlework or knitting, can we?
To read the full article in the Telepgaph, please click here
This is a very poignant arts and health project set up by Kickstart Arts in collaboration with Headway. People with an acquired head injury together with some professional artists created a mixed media installation; an exploration of issues related to risk taking, alienation, loss, transformation, love, care and other experiences.
Clive Parkinson, the Director of Arts for Health at the Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) speaks about how relevant the arts are when given a diagnosis of cancer or dementia.
In his talk he discusses the Maggie's cancer centres. I will post some information about it in my next post.
If you want to know more about Arts and Health Australia, this is their website http://www.artsandhealth.org. You can find more interesting talks on there, all downloadable as podcasts.
If you want to know more about Clive Parkinson and Arts for Health at the MMU, this is their website www.artsforhealth.org.
Tell me and I will forget;
show me and I may remember;
involve me and I will understand.
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