Making It Together? The Politics and Practice of Art and Mental Health Partnerships

This conference provides an opportunity to discuss and reflect on the ways in which arts organisations are aligning themselves with the health sector through projects and initiatives that present both challenges and opportunities. 

Date: 25/05/2024 – 25/05/2024


THU 3 DEC, 9.30AM-5PM, £5/£3

The Making it Together Conference is organised by the Centre for Urban
and Community Research (CUCR), Parental Mental Health Team (PMHT) and the South
London Gallery (SLG). 

There is, at present, recognition that social arts
engagement not only improves ‘patient management’ and clinical outcomes but
also makes a valuable contribution to the education and training of health
practitioners. The conference aims to discuss these developments and to
encourage a much needed vibrant exchange across arts and health sectors. 

This conference takes as its starting point the
publication of Making it Together, a report on Creative
co-written by CUCR and the Centre for Parent and Child
Support (SLaM). Creative Families was an innovative
multi-agency partnership between the South London Gallery (SLG) and the South
London and Maudsley’s (SLaM) Parental Mental Health Team and Crawford, The
Grove and Ann Bernadt Children’s Centres; it consisted of sixty art sessions
for parents of under fives experiencing mental health problems. 

Confirmed speakers and panelists:
Lawrence Bradby (Artist), Lucy Brazener (PMHT), Sarah Coffils (SLG), Emily Druiff (Peckham Platform), Davina Drummond (Artist), Liz Ellis (Heritage Lottery Foundation), Heather Kay (SLG), Daniel Lehan (Artist), Chris McCree (PMHT), Alison Rooke (CUCR, Goldsmiths), Helen Shearn (SLaM), Imogen Slater (CUCR, Goldsmiths). 
For more information and to book tickets visit the SLG website or
call 020 7703 6120. 

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