The Rise of Well-being in Public Health

The Rise of Well-being in Public Health GHH seminar at WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen Report on the event from 7th November, 2014 Dr. Claudia Stein is the Director of the Division for Information, Evidence, Research and Innovation at the World Health Organisation’s Regional Office for Europe and she is a director with a Read the full article…

The rise of well-being in public health (WHO Webinar, Friday 7 November 2014)

You are warmly invited to the next World Health Organization Global Health Histories webinar – ‘How satisfied are you with your life these days? The rise of well-being in public health’ on Friday 7 November (12:30 – 14:00pm CEST). This seminar will seek to chart the rise of the concept of well-being from a variety of angles, tracing the Read the full article…

Psychological Resilience: Governing the Brain, Mind & Behaviour (Day Seminar, Birmingham, 23 June 2014)

Psychological resilience. Governing the brain, mind and behaviour University of Birmingham, Michael Tippett Room, Staff House23rd June 2014, 9:00 – 4:30pmREGISTRATION OPEN Organisers: Jessica Pykett (Birmingham University), Rhys Jones, Mark Whitehead (Aberystywth University), Maria Fannin (Bristol University), Ben Anderson, Joe Painter (Durham University) This seminar highlights the range of psychological approaches which have influenced contemporary Read the full article…

Asking the Way – Directions and Misdirections in Arts in Health

Mike White’s new essay “Asking the Way – Directions and Misdirections in Arts in Health” was commissioned and published by ixia, the public art think tank. The introduction is below and full text is available here: “Arts in health is at a fork in the road. The hard-paved route, The Empirical Highway, leads to probable damnation Read the full article…

Philosophy Workshop on Time and Well-Being (Birmingham, 6 June 2014)

Royal Institute of Philosophy, Birmingham Branch Department of Philosophy, University of Birmingham Friday 6th of June 2014 Room G51, ERI Building, University of Birmingham Campus Workshop on Time and Well-Being 13.00-14.20 “The Passing of Momentary Well-Being” Ben Bramble (University of Vienna) 14.20-14.40 Tea and Coffee Break 14.40-16.00 “What Is Child Well-Being?” Anna Alexandrova (Cambridge) 16.00-16.20 Tea Read the full article…

“Wonder & Co.” – varieties of intensified experience (CMH Symposium, Durham, 19 March 2014)

Centre for Medical Humanities second symposium on Wonder: “Wonder & Co.” – varieties of intensified experience 19th March 2014 Kenworthy Hall, St Mary’s College Durham, 9.30 – 4.30 Contributors include: Jules Evans (Queen Mary College London, Dept of Philosophy) ‘Experiences of ecstasy’ Ian Kidd (Durham University, Dept of Philosophy) ‘Deep and shallow wonder’ Veronica Strang Read the full article…

Flourishing in Difficult Times (Think About Health Conference, Birmingham, 19-20 June 2014)

Flourishing in Difficult Times 19 – 20 June 2014 Think about health Summer Conference Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, Birmingham What does it mean for a health service to flourish? How might a sense of flourishing underpin other goals, such as building a just and compassionate service? How can both patients and practitioners be helped to Read the full article…

Mike White: More Musings on Arts in Health from the Chemo Circus

Mike White’s diary entry reads: January 30th. I find my chemotherapy is acquiring a distinctive odour, an insinuating rather than overpowering one. As I enter now the fourth of my ten cycles of treatment in that day-room vestibule where I join ‘the souls of the Uncommitted’, some tongue-in-cheek allusion to the circles of Hell in Read the full article…

Academy Scholarship Competition 2014 (Undergraduates of all disciplines apply by March 31 2014)

For the third year, the Institute of Ideas will be running the Academy Scholarship Programme for full time students of ANY academic discipline. Successful applicants will be eligible to attend the annual Academy weekend for only £60. Read on for details of how to apply. The Institute of Ideas Academy is an annual three day Read the full article…