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The National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing is a place where information about museums and health can be shared; to improve existing practice, help build resilience and provide resources and support for those individuals and organisations working in this area of activity. The Alliance is funded by Arts Council England. To find out more about Arts Council England please go to www.artscouncil.org.uk

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Second sector-wide National Alliance for Museums Health and Wellbeing (NAMHW) survey

If you are a museum, cultural or heritage organisation and are running health and wellbeing provision we would like to hear from you. In 2016, NAMHW carried out a major preliminary survey to map health and wellbeing interventions and innovations in heritage organisations.  It resulted in an online database and the Museums for Health and Wellbeing: A Preliminary Report (see below).

We would like to update our database and include this information in our second report and would be very grateful if you would complete a new survey, which is accessible via this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NAMHWsecondsurvey

For more information about the survey please see Introduction to second survey.

Save the date!

Our third Museums for Health and Wellbeing conference will take place at Thinktank in Birmingham on 13 March 2018 and Museums and Wellbeing Week from 12-18 March 2018 so start thinking about your events! We will keep you updated about the conference and how to upload your Museums and Wellbeing Week events later in the autumn. To see examples of last year’s events please visit here.

Future Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance announced

The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing and the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing are pleased to announce that from April 2018 we will be merging to become a new Sector Support Organisation, the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA). Funded by Arts Council England as part of the National Portfolio Fund 2018-2022, the new organisation will be led by Arts & Health South West. For further information see the press release CHWA Press release FINAL.

All Party Parliamentary Working Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing report published

During 2015–17, the APPGAHW conducted an Inquiry into practice and research in the arts in health and social care, with a view to making recommendations to improve policy and practice. The Alliance was involved in chairing a round table on museums and health in 2016 which informed the report which can be found here.

The Museums for Health and Wellbeing report outlining our research findings can be downloaded here.

SECOND MUSEUMS FOR HEALTH & WELLBEING CONFERENCE

The second national conference of the National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing was held at the Thackray Museum, Leeds on 6 March 2017. Second Museums for Health and Wellbeing Conference Programme

Presentations from the conference can be found below:

Jo Ward – Meeting the Challenges

Chris Easton – More than Medicine

Marie Polley – Social Prescribing and its Role in Health and Wellbeing

Kirklees Museums and Galleries – Volunteer+Culture=Wellbeing

Yorkshire Museums Trust – Mind over Matter

THE FIRST MUSEUMS FOR HEALTH & WELLBEING CONFERENCE

Was held on 2 March 2016, Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester

Museums for Health and Wellbeing Conference Programme

Presentations

Gregor Henderson, PHE – Curating for Wellbeing

Simon Chaplin, Wellcome Trust – Wellbeing and the cultural contexts of health

Helen Chatterjee and Krisztina Lackoi, NAMHW – Museums and wellbeing work in the UK

Roseann Logan and Chris Gourley – Fostering a wellbeing centred culture of care

Jeremy Kimmel, Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery – Partnerships for Wellbeing

MUSEUMS & WELLBEING WEEK

The National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing coordinated the second National Museums & Wellbeing Week from 6 -12 March 2017. This was an opportunity for museums to showcase their health & wellbeing offer and raise awareness of this valuable area of work. Further details of the events which took place in the week can be found here

OBL 5Conference delegates during the Object handling for Wellbeing breakout sessionphotograph (c) Andy Ford
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17 Responses to Home

  1. Gillian says:

    please register me to receive updates on this

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    • klackoi says:

      hi Gillian, thank you for your interest in the National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing. I have now added you to our JISCMail list, and you should be getting a notification soon. All the best, Krisztina

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  2. Tania Soley says:

    Please could I be added to the museums and well being alliance mailing list,
    Kind wishes
    Tania

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    • klackoi says:

      Hi Tania, thanks for your interest in the National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing. I’ve added you to our JISCMail list and you will shortly receive a confirmation email. Thanks, Krisztina

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  3. Christine Chapman says:

    Please can you register me to recive updates re the work of the Alliance

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  4. Really interested in finding out more about the alliance

    Best wishes

    Dafydd

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  5. Amy Woodcock says:

    Hiya,

    are there still places left for this? I am interested in attending.

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    • klackoi says:

      Hiya Amy, yes, still plenty of places left for the conference – it’s just the marketplace pop-ups that are fully booked now! Look forward to seeing you there. All the best, Krisztina

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      • Louise Douse says:

        Are there still places for attendees? Or is it sold out for both the marketplace and the conference attendees?

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      • klackoi says:

        Both fully booked! We’ve got about 40 people on the waiting list… Keep an eye on the website though, as we plan to make presentations available. All the best, Krisztina

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  6. Peter Nurick says:

    Could I please be added to the mailing list. I would be interested in receiving updates and seeing the presentations if I am not able to attend in person.

    Kind regards,

    Peter

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    • klackoi says:

      Done! Do keep an eye on our website as we are hoping to record the conference presentations or at the very least make presentations available to those who are not able to attend in person. All the best, Krisztina

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  7. Becky says:

    Please can I also be added to the mailing list

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