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10th February 2022 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Gathering Perspectives is an event aimed at creative practitioners working to improve mental
health and wellbeing within communities.
Gathering Perspectives is a CABN event for creative practitioners working (or seeking to work)
with groups, communities, or in healthcare settings and aims to support their professional
development through a mix of inspiring presentations, discussions and networking opportunities.
The experiences of the last two years have led to a stronger understanding and recognition of
the life enhancing outcomes that engagement with the arts can deliver and, as a result, there is
increased demand and opportunities for practitioners to work in new ways.
Introduced by Mary Morrison (Leader, CABN) and Lara Greene (CABN Advocate – Public Art &
Community Engagement /Transform Arts CIC) the morning will consist of peer to peer
discussion, practical advice and resources and inspiring presentations from a variety of
speakers including: Lara Armitage (At Birkhill House CIC), Rachael Honeyman (Health in Mind),
Jane Davidson MBE (Director of Education and Outreach at Scottish Opera Production
Studios), Iain Piercy (artist working with Scottish Opera), Clare Gillespie (NHS Borders Music
Therapist and Queen Margaret University tutor) and Steph Mackenzie (Mental Health
Improvement Specialist, Joint Health Improvement Team NHS Borders).
The event will be followed by a networking lunch at Tower Mill to continue the creative
conversations. A full itinerary will be sent out to all attendees in due course.
This event builds on the partnership between CABN and the Joint Health Improvement Team at
NHS Borders/Scottish Borders Council – which led to the RISE Symposium in 2018 and the
establishment of the RISE Arts & Wellbeing Group.
Refreshments and lunch provided
Places will be limited to ensure Covid safety compliance and also to enable exchange and
discussion in smaller breakout groups.
This is an in-person event but there will be elements that can be viewed via a Zoom link. If this
is your preference please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thu, 10 February 2022 09:30 – 13:30 GMT