Each region is represented by champions from the museums sector and arts sector, each working with health and wellbeing. The regional champions are working with the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance in a voluntary capacity. Become a member and join the conversation.
East Midlands CHWA Spring Gathering - Online - Monday 26 March, 2023, 9.30am-12.30pm
Alongside the usual opportunities to network and share news and activity, CHWA East Midlands Regional Champions are thrilled to announce that Oliver Alvin-Wilson and Ben Spiller from 1623 Theatre Company will be joining them to explore their mini-series 'What We Feel'.
'What We Feel' follows an online peer support group who use Shakespeare speeches to unlock conversations around mental health and lived experiences. Co-created with mental health communities including professionals and survivors, the series is produced by 1623 Theatre Company and D&O productions and supported by Arts Council England.
Through this ground-breaking and challenging work we will be delving deeper into inclusion, diversity, co-creation, and good practice in care for all in the creative process.
We will be watching two episodes at this event. Preview the series here (please take note of content warnings attached to each episode, which appear underneath each video, before viewing).
Read the full agenda and more information about the work here.
East Midlands CHWA Autumn Gathering 2022 - Online - Monday 28 November, 10am-12.30pm
Self-care focus for you: 'Wintering - A time for restoration and renewal at a deep level’
You are warmly invited to this free East Midlands CHWA Network Event, via Zoom, hosted by regional champions Laura Phillips (Derby Museums) and Helena Reynolds (Arts Derbyshire Arts and Health), and Hayley Youell of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance.
Continuing our theme of self-care as practitioners, we will be delving deep into the concept of wintering for restoration and renewal with Rachel Massey of Other Ways to Walk. Resilience is not about how we endure but about how we recharge. When we are rested we let things alone and we let ourselves alone; to rest is to prepare to give the best of ourselves. Connecting with nature - the more than human world - can help us rest and recharge more quickly and fully.
This is also an opportunity to meet with other culture and health practitioners from the region, find out how everyone is doing and think about what's next for the region and CHWA support.
This event is for East Midlands culture and health practitioners who are members of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance. If you are not yet a member of CHWA, you can join here.
The East Midlands Gatherings 2020
CHWA Regional Champions Rachel Howfield Massey and Laura Phillips held two series of gatherings for the East Midlands membership during June and July 2020. The aims of the sessions were to provide a space for practitioners to come together and reflect, share experiences during this challenging time and start to shape the next steps for regional development.
To get involved with future regional activities, please make sure you are signed up as a CHWA member and select the East Midlands region here.