|Join us and a great selection of speakers to find out how museums can play a vital role in addressing the health and well-being agenda.|
Throughout the day, museums will:
Programme of the day:
10.00 – 10.30 Arrival & refreshments
10.30 – 10.45 Introduction to the Health & Well-being agenda
(Paul Camic, Professor of Psychology & Public Health;
Research Director, Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology, Canterbury Christ Church University)
Paul will provide an overview of the national health and wellbeing strategy and why this is important to museums and how museums can consider responding. He will also discuss partnership development between museums, health and social care and charities.
10.45 – 11.15 What are the general barriers to access in museums?
(Shelley Boden, Access Consultant, Enable UK)
Shelley will talk about the potential barriers to access within museums that she has encountered from her different perspectives as museum professional, access auditor and facilitator of multi-sensory sessions - and how museums can welcome in groups of visitors with specific needs. She will refer to the next SENSATION session at Hove Museum and Art Gallery, aimed at blind and partially sighted young adults.
11.15 – 12.00 What is dementia? Plus, hear from someone living with dementia
(Alison Culverwell, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Kent and Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust)
Alison will provide delegates with a brief overview of what is dementia, how it typically may effect individuals at a cognitive, emotional and practical level, and how it affects those close to them. She will discuss the importance of social inclusion, the arts and wellbeing.
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch (provided)
13.00 – 14.15 Museum Case Studies:
14.15 – 14.30 Refreshment break
14.30 – 15.00 How to commission public health projects
(Ivan Rudd, Public Health Specialist, Kent County Council)
Ivan will be exploring commissioning wellbeing interventions using examples from the creative sector and libraries including some of the practical challenges communicating the ‘Six Ways to Wellbeing Campaign’ in Kent.
15.00 – 15.30 Measuring your success
(Paul Camic, Professor of Psychology & Public Health)
Paul will discuss different pragmatic approaches to assessing and measuring health and wellbeing programmes that can be used by museums with a specific focus on how such approaches will differ depending on the 'audience' of the evaluation (e.g commissioners, local councils, general public, etc).
15.30 – 16.00 What next? Networking opportunities
This session is being delivered in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University's Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology.
Joanna Low, Museum Development Officer, South East Museum Development Programme
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