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Arts and Health South West Annual Conference and AGM 2018

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Arts and Health South West Annual Conference and AGM 2018

Our Annual Conference 2018 will focus on 'Diversity and Inclusion in Arts & Health This event is ideal for anyone with an interest in arts and health. We believe that creativity is at the heart of human flourishing. Tickets for either or both days are available to purchase until 5th December. AHSW Members receive a discount by buying members-only tickets!

When Dec 13, 2018 09:00 AM to Dec 14, 2018 04:30 PM
Where Trinity Centre, Trinity Rd, Bristol BS2 0NW
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Contact Phone 01392 793877
Attendees This event is ideal for anyone with an interest in arts and health
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Join us for a day exploring the experience and lessons emerging from an EU project, Art & Social Change, which has a focus on the use of the arts for health practitioners in addiction and recovery.

The Day 1 Programme will include keynotes, experiential learning, a panel, a performance and afternoon breakouts on ‘Perspectives, Places and Pedagogy’, which will include sessions focusing on Recovery Cafes, the ‘CHIME’ and ‘Power Threat Meaning’ framework, and perspectives from recoverists and health workers.

The Art & Social Change project offers a rich case study on diverse perspectives. The project has brought together health practitioners from this sector - where burnout can be particularly acute, with artists, and people in active recovery.  They are co-developing a training programme for health practitioners on using art in addiction and recovery contexts. AHSW are producing a special podcast series with participants in the project. Listen to a discussion about art in the lives of healthcare workers on the project in the first episode HERE: http://www.ahsw.org.uk/podcast.

Read about the first and second round pilot training HERE: https://sites.google.com/site/artsocialchangeproject/learning/pilot-training

The project is premised on the CHIME theory of recovery and uses an experiential model of delivery - embedding arts activities in the approach to training. It has also brought together cultural perspectives from five different countries - around the difficult and often stigmatised area of addiction.



On the 14th December we will focus on diversity and inclusion in arts and health, as well as having the AHSW 13th AGM.


Tickets are available for either or both days and we have 60 FREE PLACES for day 1, which we are offering as bursaries to enable artists and health practitioners working in addiction and/or recovery and people in active recovery to attend the first day for FREE. To register for one of these free places, email admin@artandsocialchange.eu with a brief description of your role and work. Then, you will be provided an invitation to register for one of the FREE places for the first day. You will need to book separately for the second day.

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