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Perspectives on Arts Participation for those with Mental Health Needs

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), Denmark Hill Campus, London

11 Mar
Denmark Hill - main ioppn
Perspectives on Arts Participation for those with Mental Health Needs

Join this conversation about participation in the arts for wellbeing.

About this Event

We're aiming to generate a discussion between those involved in theatre and the participatory arts, academics and individuals with lived experience of mental health issues, about strategies to encourage community engagement with local theatres and arts organizations - whether as artists, volunteers or audience members.

What to expect on the day?

A panel discussion including contributors from the Cardboard CitizensHackney EmpireLondon Bubble TheatreOvalhouse and the Tate Exchange at the Tate Modern will consider how our arts organisations are currently supporting inclusion for those with mental health needs.

Attendees will also be invited to take part in facilitated conversations examining an imagined ‘engagement journey’ into an arts venue for different individuals/characters.

The conversations will aim to identify key barriers and facilitators to arts participation, as well as to share best practice examples of innovations to engage diverse communities.

Discussions will consider: inclusion policies, recruitment strategies, communications, logistics and facilities, and the arts activities themselves.

Who should attend?

The event is jointly hosted by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King's College London and Ovalhouse theatre, and has been sponsored by the March Network at University College London.

Anyone with an interest in understanding and researching arts engagement and participation for wellbeing should attend.

F.A.T Studios will be contributing a visual synthesis of the event findings.

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