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Upcoming conferences 

11th - 12th July 2019

2nd International Social Prescribing Network Conference 

Social Prescribing is a means of enabling GPs and other frontline healthcare professionals to refer patients to a link worker - to provide them with a face to face conversation during which they can learn about possiblities and design their own personalised solutions, i.e to 'co-produce' their 'social prescription' - so that people with social, emotional or practical needs are empowered to find solutions which will improve their health and wellbeing.  It is an innovative and growing movement with the potential to reduce the financial burden on the NHS and particuarly primary care, to find out more register for the up coming conference, details via link above. 

16th May 2019

Arts 4 Dementia Best Practice Conference "Towards Social Prescribing (Arts & Heritage for Dementia"

First UK conference on social prescribing for dementia, designed to achieve direction to arts as pre - and post - diagnostic support.  The conference is for GP's, soical prescribers and those working with the arts, heritage, creativity, memory and care services. 

30th April 2019

Dementia 2020 Conference

Now the most establised annual Dementia conference in England - the Govconnect 2020 series now in its 4th year has provided the platform for discussion to shape a better policy in order to better deliver the commitments of the Dementia 2020 Implementation Plan.  Dementia 2020 - Roadmap to Delivery follows the strategy into its final year and will provide a recap of progress to date in realising the aims and objectives of the challenge. 

4th April 2019

Living with Dementias: Enhancing Lives

Charied by Fergus Walsh, BBC Medical Correspondent, this conference is supported by Created Out of Mind. It welcomes practitioners and policy-makers working with people with Dementias.  It will provide essential knowledge for practitioners, care workers, researchers, commissioners and academic researchers as well as those with an interest in arts and health. 

26th March 2019

Next Steps for Social Prescribing in England 

This conference discusses next steps for social prescribing in England.  It takes place with the commitment in the NHS England Long Term Plan to expand social prescribing across England, with a focus on reducing health inequalities, delivering community-based care and increasing local accessibility. 

21st - 22nd March 2019

Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance's first annual conference

The conference is aimed at those working with the arts/heritage and health/wellbeing or interested in learning more about this work.  It will be an opportunity to explore the particular challenges and opportunties presented by a time of unprecedented growth and public interest. 

16th June 2018 

Folkestone Singing for Health

Folkestone Creative Quarter 11.30am

Folkestone Singing for Health is a vibrant community choir whose members use singing together to support and maintain their health and wellbeing. Come and hear them sing – and join in!

Singing for Health started life as a research choir in 2009, as part of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health. 

Thursday 7 June 2018

Singing for Health conference - A conference examining the benefits of singing to physical health

National Centre for Early Music, York.

Led by Professor Stephen Clift, Director Sidney De Haan Centre, with colleagues including Vivien Ellis, Robert Hollingworth, Dr Rickard Åström and Dr John Dickinson, a stimulating and active day, led by musicians and clinicians, exploring Byrd’s ideas through performances, group participation, discussions and lectures – offering new insights into the benefits of singing, supported by contemporary research and practical demonstrations. 

Monday June 4th 2018

NAMIH Conference 2018 - Monday June 4th, Research Institute, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool.

The second National Association of Musicians in Healthcare Conference (NAMIH), hosted by Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in partnership with Cascade Music CIC, Rhythmix and OPUS Music with support from public funding by Arts Council England. 

Nationwide Singing on Prescription: reality or pie in the sky?

A presentation by Dr Trish Vella Burrows, giving an overview of research evidence undertaken by the Sidney De Haan Research Centre and its effects on health and wellbeing policy.



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