Culture, health and wellbeing international conference

19 June 2017, 9.30 AM - 21 June 2017, 5.00 PM

Duncan Selbie (CEO of Public Health England)

Bristol City Hall and the Watershed


Cost: Free!

This international conference will showcase inspirational practice, policy and the latest research in culture and arts in health and wellbeing. It will discuss the role of arts and creativity in healing, care and wellbeing across the life course. It will encourage discussion and shared learning, facilitating dialogue between researchers, policy makers and practitioners.

The conference themes will encompass multiple art forms and will include:

  • Reducing inequalities
  • Promoting resilience, prevention and early intervention
  • Improving mental health and wellbeing
  • Creative ageing
  • Specific health conditions and care pathways including palliative care
  • Community and social development in different international contexts
  • Designing for wellbeing – services, environments, products
  • Museums, heritage and health
  • Developing national and international networks
  • Models and frameworks for co-production, commissioning, delivery and evaluation
  • Training, education and professional development
  • Open theme

Keynote speakers:

  • Duncan Selbie, CEO of Public Health England
  • Dr Nayreen Daruwalla, Programme Director for Prevention of Violence against Women and Children, will speak about the Dharavi Biennale in Mumbai (India)
  • Rt Hon Lord Howarth of Newport CBE, will present the findings of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing’s Inquiry (UK)
  • Fred Foote, doctor,veteran and poet, will talk about his work with veterans and poetry (USA)
  • Dr Iona Heath, former President of the Royal College of General Practitioners (UK)
  • Blood Sugars performance from the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital (South Africa)

Contact information

Telephone: 01392 793877

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