Group Therapy: Mental distress in a digital age

The exhibition Group Therapy: Mental distress in a digital age will be showing at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) between 5 March – 17 May 2015. Originating from FACT’s extensive work within mental health and wellbeing, the exhibition explores the complex relationship between technology, society, and mental health. Developed with various partners, including Read the full article…

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…

Reviewer needed: ‘Narratives of Art Practice and Mental Wellbeing: Reparation and Connection’ by Olivia Sagan

We are thrilled to offer Olivia Sagan‘s new book ‘Narratives of Art Practice and Mental Wellbeing: Reparation and Connection’ (Routledge, 2015) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from all angles of the medical humanities, and may be of particular interest to those working at the intersection of art and mental health.  ‘Narratives of Art Practice and 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…

Work Conditions and Well-being in Hospital Physicians and Quality of Care – Matthias Weigl Public Lecture (Queen’s Campus Durham 28 Oct 2014)

Work Conditions and Well-being in Hospital Physicians and Quality of Care: Insights from Cohort and Intervention studies in Germany Dr Matthias Weigl 28 October 2014 9:30-11:30, F009, Wolfson Research Institute, Wolfson Building, Queen’s Campus. The quality of health care is determined also by the quality of physicians’ and nurses’ work environment and their well-being. Our Read the full article…

The Love Arts Conversation: a festival flavoured conference of arts and mental wellbeing (Leeds, 21-22 October 2014)

The Love Arts Conversation: a festival flavoured conference of arts and mental wellbeing Part of the Love Arts Leeds festival Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd October Sessions include: Why Spend NHS Money on Art? The impact of theatre on people living with dementia The impact of music on people living with dementia The representation of Read the full article…

Narratives of Art Practice and Mental Wellbeing: Reparation and connection (Book Announcement)

CMH are pleased to announce the publication of Olivia Sagan’s Narratives of Art Practice and Mental Wellbeing: Reparation and connection (forthcoming in October 2014 in the Routledge Series: Advances in Mental Health Research).  This book draws on extensive research carried out with mental health service users who are also practicing artists. Using narrative data gained Read the full article…

The Conference on Sonification of Health and Environmental Data (12 September 2014, University of York)

Can you imagine what ozone pollution sounds like? Could a singing bowl, made with your own blood pressure data, help focus your mind on a healthy lifestyle? Would birdsong convince you to reduce your energy consumption? The Conference on Sonification of Health and Environmental Data is funded by Wellcome Trust and Centre for Chronic Diseases Read the full article…

Human Migration & the Environment: Futures, Politics, Invention (CFP, Conference, Durham, 28 June-1 July 2015)

Human Migration and the Environment: Futures, Politics, Invention 28 June – 1 July 2015 Durham University Sponsored by COST Action IS1101 Climate change and migration: knowledge, law and policy, and theory. Click here for more information.   Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Professor David Held (Master of University College, Durham University) Professor Wendy Brown (Class of 1936 First Read the full article…