The Art of Social Prescribing Conference

This event is on 17 September 2015

The ICC is delighted to co-host this one-day conference in partnership with the Cultural Commissioning Programme and nef. The event has been designed to respond to increasing interest in social prescribing, providing a platform for the latest academic and applied research with particular reference to the role that arts and cultural activities play in health sector-led referral schemes.

During the conference, the ICC’s Kerry Wilson will present findings of the AHRC-funded Art of Social Prescribing project, alongside ICC colleague Gayle Whelan and Professor Rhiannon Corcoran of the Heseltine Institute of Public Policy and Practice. Participants will also have the opportunity to hear more about the Museums on Prescription research programme via a keynote talk from Professor Paul Camic, Research Director, Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology, Canterbury Christ Church University. Following a panel discussion including perspectives from key policy partners, a range of interactive workshops will introduce established arts and cultural initiatives, highlighting good practice approaches in mental health and wellbeing and encouraging debate on how to most effectively commission, fund and evaluate arts-based social prescribing schemes in the future. Guest speakers include colleagues from Creative Alternatives, Artlift, Wellbeing Enterprises, ‘Reading Well’ Books on Prescription, National Museums Liverpool and Merseyside Dance Initiative.

The conference will take place at Merseyside Maritime Museum, 9.30-4.30 on Thursday 17th September 2015. The full conference programme will be uploaded shortly – in the meantime delegates can register to attend here.

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