RISE | Arts and Wellbeing Network Meeting

Images from the 2018 RISE Symposium, on Arts and Mental Health.

RISE was delivered in partnership by CABN, Live Borders and the Joint Health Improvement Team (Scottish Borders Council/NHS Borders). This event took place to coincide with the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival – with events taking place across Scotland from 7 – 27 May 2018.

Speakers included:

Kevin Harrison – Director (CEO) Artlink Central  •  Susheila Jamieson, Artist  •  Haylis Smith – Mental Health Strategy & Commissioning Manager, Scottish Borders Council • Allyson McCollam – Associate Director of Public Health  • Siobhan McConnachie – Head of Education, National Galleries of Scotland  •  Scott Wright, Grant Pringle – Workplus  •  Sharon Quigley – Artist  •  Clare de Bolle – Chief Officer, Youth Borders   •  Soundcycle  •  Tom Swift – VOMO  •  Niall Campbell, Catriona Barquist – Borders College  •  Arabella Harvey – Roundtable Projects, NHS Lothian  •  Shaureen Lammie – Museums & Galleries, Live Borders   •  Niamh Allum – Gala Resource Centre  •  Mairi Murphy – Lapidus (Words for Wellbeing) •  David Pitt – Art in Healthcare

Breakout Sessions included:

Young People’s Emotional Health and Creativity
Art in Health and Social Care Contexts: commissioning artists/artists in residence
Arts & Wellbeing in Communities
Arts for Recovery

RISE | Arts and Wellbeing Network Meeting

Date & Time: Wednesday 28th November 2018, 9.30-12.30 (followed by lunch to 1.30pm)
Venue: The Wellbeing College, The Hive, Low Buckholmside, Galashiels TD1 1RT

In May this year CABN and the Health Improvement Team hosted a one day symposium event called RISE that explored current thinking and good practice related to the arts, creativity and mental health and wellbeing. We heard from both local and national presenters about approaches and opportunities and gathered a wealth of ideas, feedback and a commitment to build a partnership approach to arts and wellbeing in the Scottish Borders.

We would now like to invite you to the first Arts and Wellbeing Network Meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to present the findings and conclusions from the RISE Symposium and to start planning a partnership programme for the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival in May 2019. We will also be looking for a name for the new network so any suggestions are welcomed!

The meeting will be informal, and will explore how we can build on the momentum of the RISE Symposium and the potential to develop partnerships and future work in the context of arts and wellbeing.

We hope that you will be able to attend. To RSVP, please book through the eventbrite link.

Image credit: © Kevin Greenfield Photography 2018