Arts Well: Grow – Early 2020 programme

Our Arts Well: Grow programme for January through to March 2020 is now open for bookings. We are repeating workshops that have shown to be successful in 2019 and have a new addition for those interested in delivering creative activities for social prescribing. Previous participants have been overwhelmingly positive in their feedback:

“The workshops were educational, practical and enlightening. They were a great place to learn.”

"Really useful information and advice. Focusing, positive and galvanising."

"Very informative and beautifully delivered. Outstanding!"

Each session is a half-day, with a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 12, allowing for plenty of discussion and individual tailoring. Practical exercises, group discussions and case studies will be used with the emphasis on enabling you to put your learning into practice.

Come along to all sessions if you want a comprehensive guide to delivering arts and health work, or just choose sessions that are of particular interest to you.

For more information and to book click on the relevant links below.

Good practice for self-care
Tuesday 21st January, 1.30 – 4.30

Many practitioners involved in delivering creative activities for others forget to find the time and techniques to look after themselves and ensure that their own health and wellbeing are supported. This workshop will introduce approaches to self-care and provide opportunities to share ideas so that you can continue to support yourself and others effectively.

Improving mental health and well-being through creativity

Wednesday 26th February, 1.30 – 4.30

As well as exploring the benefits of creativity for mental wellbeing, this session includes mental health awareness, maintaining healthy boundaries, and safe and ethical practice. Participants will have the opportunity to begin developing ideas for their own projects and activities.

Outcomes and evaluation

Thursday 5th March, 1.30 – 4.30

This workshop focuses on the importance of evaluating your activities or project – why and what you should evaluate, different approaches and popular and appropriate evaluation tools. An essential session for anyone running arts and health activities.

Funding bids and applications

Tuesday 10th March, 1.30 – 4.30

This workshop will show you how to research and select the right funder for your project, structure your funding bid and become more confident and skilled in writing your bid to make you and your project stand out.

Delivering creative activities for social prescribing

Wednesday 18th March, 1.30 – 4.30

This workshop provides an opportunity for you to find out more about social prescribing models and the contribution your creative practice could make. You will explore the various considerations involved and discuss how to present your proposals.

Creativity and dementia good practice
Tuesday 24th March, 1.30 – 4.30

In this session you will explore the benefits of creativity for people living with dementia. You will have a brief introduction to dementia awareness, learn how to tailor your practice so it is accessible and engaging, and get advice about working in specific settings.

Click here to book the full programme with a discount