A New Year Reflection with Stephen James-Yeoman
Originally broadcast on 21st January 2021
In this webinar we were joined by Stephen James-Yeoman, BBC Arts Commissioning Executive Digital and Festivals, for a New Year reflection and conversation about how everyday creativity can support wellbeing. Focusing on how BBC programming encourages people to get involved in creative activities, Stephen discusses with AHSW Trustee Gillian Taylor the power of creativity, especially during 2020 when people were empowered to watch and participate in creativity at home during some of the most challenging times during lockdown.
Arts Commissioning within Health – A Conversation with Mary Hutton
Originally broadcast on 7th December 2020
In aid of our AHSW Big Give campaign, this lunchtime webinar was with Mary Hutton, ICS Lead/Accountable Officer, NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group. An in-depth conversation about the financial challenges of commissioning in the healthcare system, with particular reference to Mary’s work on ‘One Gloucestershire’, questions were posed by AHSW Trustee Bill Boa. Bill has 25 years’ experience in Finance in the NHS, and is Director of Boa & Associates Consultancy Ltd which works with healthcare providers, commissioners and support services in the public and private sector.
With both Mary and Bill committed to the improvement in quality of services and patient experience, this was a great 45- min session discussing the challenges and benefits for maintaining support for arts and creativity as a conduit for prevention and reducing inequalities in the healthcare sector.
A Conversation with David Shrigley
Originally broadcast on 3rd December 2020
In aid of our AHSW Big Give campaign, this webinar was an inspiring lunchtime conversation with British Visual Artist David Shrigley OBE. Gillian Taylor, Arts & Health South West Trustee, talks to David Shrigley about his work and thoughts about the arts and mental health.
Flourishing Through Creativity: Supporting Better Mental Health
Originally broadcast on 1st December 2020
In aid of our AHSW Big Give campaign, this lunchtime webinar was focused around how people’s mental health can flourish through creativity, and why it is vital to support better mental health work across the South West region. The webinar showcased the work of Somerset based Take Art, and Tonic Music whose work offers greater access to creative activities for individuals who have experienced ill-health or poor mental health, and we discussed how important it is to empower and give a voice to those experiencing health inequalities and barriers to accessing arts and culture.
The lunchtime conversation also touched on the context of Covid-19, which has exacerbated and starkly revealed existing health inequalities across the region, and how supporting better mental health through creativity can help to reduce pressure on health services through non-medical interventions
Mark Helyar, Take Art Co-Director of Theatre; Liv Torc, Performance Poet and Producer; Dr John Barnes Consultant Psychiatrist at Somerset Partnership NHS Trust & Tonic Music Advisor. During the session, we also enjoyed some transformational poetry by Liv Torc, and music from Tonic Music, and heard from those with lived experience of ill-health.
APPG Webinar on Care, Care Homes, Arts & Creativity
Originally broadcast on 26th November 2020
Hosted by AHSW on behalf of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPG).
Speakers talk from a range of perspectives on Care, Care Homes and the Arts and Creativity, and consider how arts and creativity can support carers and the cared for.
Chair by Ben Spencer MP, Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing; Madeleine Bunting, author of Labours of Love: the Crisis of Care; Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive of Care England Contributors; Angela Awuah, a carer and founder of Mental Health The Arts; Dr Sara Donetto, Lecturer at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative care, King’s College London; Dr Alex Mermikides, Doctoral Programme Leader, Guildhall School of Music and Drama; Douglas Noble, Strategic Director Wellbeing, Live Music Now.
Parliamentarians responding to presentations: Lord Best, Officer of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Adult Social Care; Baroness Hollins of Wimbledon, Officer of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Adult Social Care; Lord Howarth of Newport, Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing; Sarah Owen, MP for Luton North, Vice-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Adult Social Care; Lord Ramsbotham
Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Representation
Originally broadcast on Monday 16th November 2020
Building on the webinar Pathways into Health and Wellbeing: Making the Sector more Inclusive and Diverse, the panel in this webinar discussed how language can create barriers and opportunities for more diverse engagement in this area of work.
Chaired by Dr Ranjit Khutan, Head of Department, Public Health, University of Wolverhampton; Louisa Adjoa Parker, Writer, Poet, Speaker, Diversity & Inclusion consultant, The Inclusion Agency; Amarno Inai, Visual Artist and Peer Researcher at the Centre for Mental Health; Katherine Kinlocke, IT Specialist and Health Improvement Practitioner; Thanh Sinden, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant and trustee of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance.
Practitioner Support and Wellbeing
Originally broadcast on Tuesday 17th November 2020
This webinar explored the facilitation experiences and support needs of arts, health, and wellbeing practitioners, including strategies for managing sessions, promoting engagement and connection, responding to difficult situations or complex needs, and practitioner self-care and support.
Chaired by Julia Puebla Fortier, Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Nicola Naismith, Visual Artist and Researcher; Daniel Regan, Director of Free Space Project, Founder of Arts & Health Hub; Victoria Ryves, Programme Manager of Heritage Doncaster’s History, Health and Happiness programme.
Pathways into Arts, Health & Wellbeing: Making the Sector More Inclusive and Diverse
Originally broadcast on 14th July 2020
An online webinar that discussed how to make pathways into the arts and health workforce more inclusive and diverse.
Chair by Lerato Dunn, Arts Development Officer, Bristol City Council; Euella Jackson, Engagement Producer at Rising Arts Agency, RISE Award Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2019; Dr Ranjit Khutan, Principal Lecturer and Head of Department – Public Health, University of Wolverhampton; Cleo Lake, Deputy Lord Mayor of Bristol, Dance Artist, Activist and Educator; Samya Sarfaraz, 5th Year Medical Student at Bristol Medical School. Trustee of Arts & Health South West.
APPG on Arts Health & Wellbeing – How can the arts and creativity support people who are shielding and vulnerable during Covid-19?
Originally broadcast on 16 Jul 2020
Hosted by AHSW on behalf of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPG).
Speakers talk from a range of perspectives about the context of Covid-19 and how the arts and creativity have been used to support people who are shielding and vulnerable in our communities.
Dr Ben Spencer, Member of Parliament for Runnymede and Weybridge; Baroness Young of Hornsey, member of the House of Lords Select Committee on Covid-19 and Co-Chair of the Foundation for Future London; Dr Daisy Fancourt, Associate Professor of Psychobiology & Epidemiology, UCL, lead on the UCL Covid study; Dr Neil Churchill OBE, NHSE Director, Experience, Participation and Equalities Group, Covid-19 Workstream Lead for Non-NHS Support for Vulnerable Individuals and Groups; Ellen Rule, Director of Transformation and Service Redesign, Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group; Cllr Julian German, Leader of Cornwall County Council and Vice-Chair of Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, LGA; Victoria Hume, Director, Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance; Vikas Kumar MBE, Director, GemArts, Gateshead; Patrick Fox, Chief Executive, Heart of Glass, St Helens.
Somerset: Social Prescribing Then, Now and in the Future
Originally broadcast on 17th June 2020
This meeting recording features presentations and discussions on the topic of Social Prescribing then, now and in the future, in Somerset, including case examples of arts on prescription projects. This meeting was run in partnership with Creative City Somerset, Take Art and Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Caroline Barnes, Art & Design Coordinator, Yeovil Hospital ;John Barnes, Consultant Psychiatrist, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, Advisor Tonic Music for Mental Health; Mark Helyar, Co-Director of Theatre, Take Art; Rebecca Cracknell, Yeovil Hospital: Cancer Craft Therapy Group; Jane Yeandle, Service Director, Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Directorate, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust ;Vicky Sullivan, Health & Wellbeing Coordinator, Spark Somerset
Facilitated by Alex Coulter, Director of Arts & Health South West.
Re-imagining Creative Wellbeing Practice in the Time of COVID-19
Originally broadcast on Thursday 4th June 202
This webinar, with Philippa Forsey, Manager of the Creative Wellbeing Programme at Creativity Works, and Julia Puebla Fortier, AHSW Research Associate at AHSW, is a conversation about the ways artists, volunteers and peer-led groups are evolving in response to change.
Gloucestershire: Co Produced Arts and Health Interventions (Regional Meeting)
Broadcast on 27th May 2020
This meeting focused on working collaboratively to plan, test, fund and deliver co-produced arts and health interventions in Gloucestershire. It features presentations and discussions from Create Gloucestershire, Artshape, Artlift and The Music Works about how they work collaboratively to plan, test, fund and deliver co-produced arts and health interventions in Gloucestershire.
Evaluating Arts, Loneliness and Isolation
Broadcast on 21st May 2020
The webinar was led by Jane Willis, Director of Willis Newson, one of the UK’s leading arts and health consultancies. Jane Willis was joined by Professor Norma Daykin, Tampere University, Finland, who reflected on her involvement with the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, including work on understanding loneliness and the effects of loneliness interventions in arts and culture. Organised in partnership with the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance, represented by Victoria Hume (Director) and facilitated by Alex Coulter, Director of Arts & Health South West.
Broadcast on 20th May 2020
A webinar about young people, the arts, creativity and mental health, hosted in partnership with the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance, Hampshire Cultural Trust and Southampton & Hampshire in Health Network.
Introduction from Rebecca Kinge, Southampton Art in Health Forum and Cat Cooke, Hampshire Cultural Trust ;Getting creative: Deborah Porter, Core Art Journaling Using practical and creative ways to empower young people to express themselves and empower them to interpret their feelings; ICE Project Amy Whittlesea, Hampshire Cultural Trust and Helen Dove, Hampshire CAMHS The ICE Project 3 year collaborative project promoting the benefits of arts and culture on our emotional and psychological wellbeing; Getting creative: Roz Shabazz, Complex Simplicity Using practical and creative ways to empower young people to express themselves and empower them to interpret their feelings; Zoielogic: Zoie Golding and Lizanne Smith Head, ZoieLogic Dance Theatre An introduction to what Zoielogic does, and how their activity supports mental health and well being; Silent Mind: Michelle Smith Theatre for Life, Abigail Oakley Solent Mind, Rachel Hardy No Limits, Empowering Young People through Theatre An insight into how Theatre for Life CIC, Solent Mind and No Limits have worked together to promote wellbeing through the Silent Mind project and new online lockdown programme.
Re-Imagining the Future
Broadcast on 18th May 2020
A webinar discussion on the big questions for arts and health research and practice.
Speakers included (left to right, in the video grid):
First row: Martin R.White, Health and Wellbeing Programme Lead, Public Health England South West; Hannah Mumby (assisting) Alex Coulter, Director of Arts & Health South West; Norma Daykin, Professor in New Social Research, Tampere University, Finland
Second Row: Jane Willis, Director of Willis Newson; Deborah Munt, Director, Ministry of Others; Victoria Hume, Director of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance; Arthur Mactaggart, Artist and LENs (Lived Experience Network) Coordinator
Third Row: Helen Chatterjee, Professor of Biology in UCL Biosciences and Head of Research and Teaching at UCL Culture Rosie Dow, Arts and Health Programme Manager, Y Lab, Wales; Julia Fortier, Doctoral Student and AHSW Research Associate, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Hayley Youell (assisting)
Shining a Light on Creative Practices in the time of COVID-19
Broadcast on 18th May 2020
This webinar was co-chaired by Alex Coulter, Director of Arts & Health South West and Chris Fremantle, Producer, Researcher, Writer and Artist, Scotland.
Jenny Elliott, Chief Executive, Arts Care, Northern Ireland; Beth McComish, Arts Care Artist-in-Residence at the Belfast Trust; Geraldine Hamilton, Regional Trauma Network and Psychological Therapies Lead, Health and Social Care Board, Belfast; Robbie McGhee, Chair of Arts Culture Health + Wellbeing Scotland; Claire Stevens, Chief Executive of Voluntary Health Scotland; Angela Rogers, Coordinator, Wales Arts and Health Network; Sarah Goodey, freelance artist and arts coordinator at Gwent Arts in Health; Nesta Lloyd-Jones, Assistant Director at the Welsh NHS Confederation; Victoria Hume, Director of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance, England; Megan Clark-Bagnell, Visual Artist and Social Maker, and Joe Micheli, Head of Commissioning (Early Intervention, Prevention & Community Development), City of York Council; Lord Howarth, Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing.
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How the arts and culture are being embedded across Gloucestershire’s health system
Broadcast on 2nd April 2020
Alex Coulter (Director of AHSW) speaks to Jules Ford (Senior Programme Manager for Social Prescribing and Cultural Commissioning at Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group), they reflect on the situation during Covid-19. In the Webinar Alex shares a film from Jules about the Cultural Commissioning work of Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group and another short film about how they are working with the arts providers during Covid-19. Julia Fortier and Alex Coulter then lead a discussion and Q&A.
See the related short update from Jules Ford about the Creative Health response to Covid-19 in Gloucestershire here: https://youtu.be/V8M_2kLPNqM
Developing a Regional Strategy for Arts, Health and Wellbeing: What we’ve Learned About Cross-Sectoral Collaboration
Broadcast on 6th February 2020
Alex Coulter (Director of AHSW) and Julia Puebla Fortier (Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) discuss developing a regional strategy for arts health and wellbeing and what we’ve learned about cross-sectoral collaboration.
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