Co-hosted Webinars (Spring 2022)
Recently the National Centre for Creative Health co-hosted two webinars.
'Young People, Co-production, Creativity and Mental Health Services'
All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health & Wellbeing Webinar co-hosted with the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance. Held as part of Creativity and Wellbeing Week on Tuesday 17 May, 10:00 – 11:30.
An All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing webinar, on how co-production and creativity with young people can influence mental health services design and delivery. Chaired by Rachel Hopkins MP, Vice-Chair of the APPG and Shadow Cabinet Office Minister.
Projects represented included Branching Out with Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination; how social prescribing is supporting children & young people's mental health across Greater Manchester and the work with #BeeWell, plans for the GM Creative Health City Region and the i-Thrive Arts, Culture and Mental Health Programme; and Greater London’s Thriving Through Culture programme.
Also we heard from young people involved in co-production as part of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Eating Disorder Service and about current research from Dr Daisy Fancourt, Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Arts & Health at UCL.
'The Pandemic and Beyond: the Future of Creative Health'
Co-hosted with Culture Commons and Pandemic & Beyond on Wednesday 25 May 2022, 14:00 – 15:30
Speakers included: Lord Stephen Parkinson (Minister for the Arts), Sir Nicholas Serota (Chair of Arts Council England) and Lord Alan Howarth (Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing, and NCCH Chair of Trustees).
The event showcased key findings from arts and health research funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) during the Covid-19 pandemic, highlighting and reflecting on their implications for future policy and decision-making.
- Covid-19 CARE: Culture and the Arts, from Restriction to Enhancement: Protecting Mental Health in the Liverpool City Region, Prof Josie Billington (University of Liverpool)‘
- 'Culture Box’- Promoting social interaction and public health through the arts in the time of Covid-19, Prof Victoria Tischler (University of Exeter)
- Combating social isolation through creative and community engagement; COVID and beyond - 'Community COVID', Prof Helen Chatterjee (University College London)
- Discoveries in Distanced Arts: The work, wonder, and wear of remote creative programmes, Dr Janelle Jones, (Queen Mary University of London) & Maddie Mills (Entelechy Arts)