Clive Parkinson Seminar 16 February

The Centre for Medical Humanities presents the first research seminar of 2011: The Brightly Coloured Bell Jar Clive Parkinson, Director of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University 5:15pm to 7:00pm, 16 February 2011, Birley Room, Hatfield College Doctors in England in 2005 wrote 29 million prescriptions for anti-depressant drugs, […]

ADUK National Seminar 2015: Arts, Health & Wellbeing (Seminar, St David’s Hall, The Hayes, Cardiff, 1st December 2015)

This next national seminar in our professional development programme is aimed at officers involved in both policy and practice related to arts, health and wellbeing commissioning and service provision. Our training needs survey and previous seminar feedback indicated that arts officers across England and Wales are keen to learn more […]

Arts and Health Goes Up Down Under

Mike White writes: I recently attended Arts and Health Australia’s 3rd International Arts and Health Conference, The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, in Canberra.  This event is rapidly becoming the global forum for research and practice in arts in health and I’m amazed by the productive dialogue and practical […]

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A Brightly Coloured Bell-Jar: Part Three

Clive Parkinson, Director of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University, continues his earlier posts: For me, this idea of a space between ‘anxiety and boredom’ is deeply interesting and to round off my seminar, I wanted to take this a step further and propose, that instead of striving for […]

A Brightly Coloured Bell-Jar: Part Two

Clive Parkinson, Director of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University, continues: The pathologisation of unhappiness as disease has in turn spawned a counter-culture committed to the pursuit of self-improvement and happiness, which might just result in a generation of the worried-well, who aren’t going to achieve the Nirvana promised […]

A Brightly Coloured Bell-Jar: Part One

The first of a series of three posts by Clive Parkinson, Director of Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University, based on his February 16 Seminar. Presenting my ideas to colleagues at Durham’s Centre for Medical Humanities was always going to be a little daunting, because the work they’re undertaking […]

Mike and Mary Down Under

The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, Melbourne 2010 2nd Annual International Arts and Health Conference 16 – 19 November 2010 Sidney Myer Asia Centre, University of Melbourne, Victoria The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, presented best practice and innovative arts and health practice and programs, examples of effective […]