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RISE – Arts & Mental Health Symposium

Thursday 24 May 2018
10am - 4.30pm


One Day Seminar/Conference


A one day event which starts from the belief that the arts offer an essential opportunity to improve mental health and wellbeing. The symposium presents current thinking and showcases good practice.

The aim is to explore, discuss and shape future approaches for collaborating across boundaries.

This event is aimed at anyone who works in, or has a specific interest, in arts and mental health and well-being – including artists, health professionals, policy makers, and organisations.

The day will be a mix of inspiring and informative presentations, with breakout sessions on key themes, and musical performances by young people from the Soundcycle music project in the Scottish Borders.

Key note speakers and contributors confirmed:
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
Mark Timmins, Scott Wright, Grant Pringle – Workplus
Sharon Quigley – Artist
Clare de Bolle – Chief Officer, Youth Borders
Tom Swift – VOMO
Niall Campbell, Catriona Barquist – Borders College
Arabella Harvey – Roundtable Projects, NHS Lothian
Shaureen Lammie – Museums & Galleries, Live Borders
Kevin Peden, Artist – Gala Resource Centre
Mairi Murphy – Lapidus (Words for Wellbeing)
David Pitt – Art in Healthcare

Breakout Sessions:
1. Young People’s Emotional Health and Creativity
2. Art in Health and Social Care Contexts: commissioning artists/artists in residence
3. Arts & Wellbeing in Communities
4. Arts for Recovery

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


CABN, Live Borders and the Joint Health Improvement Team

Delivery Venue

Tower Mill, Heart of Hawick, TD9 0AE

Booking Info

To RSVP please contact: cabn@liveborders1.org.uk or call Live Borders Arts & Libraries on 01750 726400

Note – places are limited – so please book asap and by 9am, Monday 21 May 2018. This event is Free, lunch and refreshments will be provided.

For further information, please contact mmorrison@liveborders1.org.uk (Mary Morrison), or call 07789944993, or visit https://www.cabn.info/2018/05/rise-arts-mental-health-symposium/





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