7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
1st October, 2013
This conference presents on the intersections between Creative Arts and Mental Health. Work in these fields currently takes place within single disciplines (such as Art Therapy, Music Therapy and Applied Theatre); the main objective of the conference is to bring these and related disciplines together to explore a variety of issues common to both subjects, including: the relationship between creativity and mental health; the arts as a means of changing perceptions and provoking discussion around mental health issues; art as therapy, recovery and resilience; the arts and the representation of mental health in the public sphere.
The conference is open to everyone who is interested in any of these issues. We expect to attract a very eclectic group of artists, clinicians and individuals in education as well as other specialists who need to increase their knowledge on the relationship between creative arts and mental health. All attendees will have a chance to be creative themselves during a series of afternoon workshops.
This innovative conference will bring together experts from the Centre for Psychiatry (Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry) and from the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary University of London, as well as external experts from Daily Life Ltd., CORE Arts, Pallant House Gallery/Outside In, Barbican Centre, and Southbank Centre.
Places are limited, so please register as soon as possible.