Wellbeing

Arts and Minds seek Freelance Project Manager – deadline 23 April 2021

Cambridgeshire-based charity Arts and Minds has secured funding for development work and programme delivery in Peterborough and is looking for a Freelance Project Manager to start as soon as possible on a six-month contract.

They are looking for a self-starter who has demonstrable experience of project management and is able to work independently. The organisation particularly welcomes applications from project managers based in Peterborough as this role involves developing relationships, therefore local knowledge and networks would be beneficial.

Breathe Magic seeks Project Manager – deadline 26 April 2021

Breathe Arts Health Research is looking for a highly experienced Project Manager to manage all aspects of its multi-award winning Breathe Magic programme.  This exciting and varied role will lead on the development and delivery of all Breathe Magic programmes within existing and new communities, supporting its expansion and development into new clinical and geographical areas.

Head of Communications and Digital vacancy – deadline 3 May 2021

The What Works Centre for Wellbeing is looking for a values-driven communications expert with a track record of developing and delivering communications strategies that make an impact.

Join London Arts and Health’s Digital Sandpit

We are excited to launch a Digital Sandpit to give members the opportunity to learn about best practice, host practice sessions, and reflect and share learnings.

The group is free to join, and is a private space where members can chat, share practice, ask questions and help each other.

There are three main ways to engage with the Digital Sandpit:

Cultural Health & Wellbeing Alliance announce 2021 Awards shortlist

The Cultural Health & Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA) has published the shortlist for its 2021 Awards.

The CHWA said the applications told stories of the sector’s tenacious creativity, care, and collaborative spirit in response to the individual, local and global challenges.

The Awards take place on 23 April 2021.

The shortlist:

Collective Power in partnership with Ideas Alliance and The Lived Experience Network (The LENs)

Ealing Arts and Health Alliance – 19 May 2021

Ealing Arts and Health Alliance aims to harness the positive effects that the arts have on health and wellbeing and create a space where impactful local projects and partnerships can be launched. The alliance meets every two months and welcomes anyone in Ealing working in the arts and health sectors or with children and young people. Social prescribing is the theme for May’s meeting.

Participants are asked to fill out a short expression of interest form in advance of the meeting.

Don’t miss our myth busting guide to social prescribing

London Arts and Health and the Mayor of London have launched a myth busting guide to help support the hundreds of grassroots organisations in London to become involved in the London recovery plan. The guide aims to challenge many of the myths surrounding social prescribing, tackling areas such as funding, the role of link workers and the importance of strong evidence-based research and evaluation.

RSPH launches Health & Wellbeing Awards 2021

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has opened the nomination process for its annual Health & Wellbeing Awards. The awards include a category for Arts & Health, to recognise organisations whose work has furthered the contribution of the creative arts to health and wellbeing.

Applications open for ESRC Doctoral Studentship in culture-led wellbeing – deadline 5 March 2021

The School of Museum Studies (SMS), University of Leicester, as part of Midlands Graduate School is now inviting applications for a fully funded ESRC Doctoral Studentship in association with the University of Oxford Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM), to commence in October 2021.

This project will examine the emerging professional practice of culture-led wellbeing. The aims of the research are:

Music artists join Studio Connect mental health support programme

BRIT award winning artist NAO, and acclaimed rapper/producer Jords have joined the Key Changes “Studio Connect” programme as music industry mentors. The Studio Connect programme is an online service designed to support the mental health needs of vulnerable Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups following the Covid-19 crisis. 

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