Lynne Friedli and Robert Stearn – Positive Affect as Coercive Strategy: Conditionality, Activation and the Role of Psychology in UK Government Workfare Programmes

William Viney writes – This is the fifth and final post introducing individual papers from a special issue of Medical Humanities, edited by myself, Felicity Callard, and Angela Woods. A more general overview of the special issue can be found here. In the last contribution to this special issue, Lynne Friedli and Robert Stearn reflect the Read the full article…

How Much Philosophy Does Measurement of Well-Being Really Need? Anna Alexandrova (Seminar, Durham, 27 May 2015)

How Much Philosophy Does Measurement of Well-Being Really Need? Anna Alexandrova (Cambridge University) CHESS Seminar in Science and Values May 27, 5-6:30PM Seminar Room, IAS, Palace Green. Abstract: If all theories of measurement agree on a single requirement it is that a measure of a phenomenon should be informed by our best theory of this phenomenon. Read the full article…

Compassionate Care Workshop (UCMS, Delhi, May 2015)

The Medical Humanities Group of University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS), Delhi is organising a one day workshop on ‘Compassionate Care’ on 12 May 2015. Dr Carlos Moreno-Leguizamon, faculty of health and education at University of Greenwich, UK will be the lead faculty for this course. The aim of this one day workshop is to Read the full article…

Research Officer – Centre for the Arts as Wellbeing (CfA, University of Winchester, 20 April 2015)

Closing date: 20 April 2015 Interview date: 7 May 2015 The University is seeking to appoint a Research Officer to undertake research with the Centre for the Arts as Wellbeing. This is a post-doctoral fellow who will carry out research and evaluation projects alongside Centre members and research officers at local hospitals in the Hampshire Read the full article…

British Academy Well-being Events

The events below take place both at the British Academy 10-11 Carlton House Terrace and at partner venues around the UK. Many are free to attend. What is Well-being? Wednesday 14 January, 6-7.30pm  Venue: The Lowry, Salford What should the term ‘well-being’ encompass, what contributes to it, and why is it important? How does this Read the full article…

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…