Ocean Studios
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Friday, November 1, 2019
The Factory Cooperage, Royal William Yard, Plymouth PL1 3RP.
South West England
Arts & Health South West



Developing a collaborative regional strategy for arts and health, and Annual General Meeting

Introduction: Our collaborative regional strategy identifies loneliness, mental health and social prescribing as regional priorities.
Collaboration: At what geographic scale does collaboration between arts and health providers and practitioners make sense to you?

We will learn about collaborative work in three different localities: the Community Connections social prescribing project in South Ward in Weston-super-Mare; work across Torbay led by Torbay Culture; and strategic initiatives with Cornwall County Council (Steve Brown, Deputy Director of Public Health, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and Jayne Howard, Director, Arts Well UK CIC)

Co-production: how do we ensure that people with lived experience of ill-health are part of our discussions and plans at every stage? Panel discussion

Breakout sessions will give you an opportunity to contribute to the development of the regional strategy and to get creative.



Partnership with Public Health England South West: Loneliness and Mental Health

On October 1st & 8th Public Health England South West and Arts & Health South West will lead webinars on how arts and culture can help tackle loneliness. Find out about the webinars here. We will build on these webinars in a day of talks and discussions on Day 2 of the AHSW Annual Conference.

Keynotes: Dr Daisy Fancourt, Associate Professor at University College London; Lily Makurah, National Lead Public Mental Health, Public Health England

Breakout sessions will offer opportunities to make connections with people working across the fields of arts, culture, health and social care



1-Day Tickets

  • Concessions (10 available per day) £40 available until 17th October
  • Early Bird (AHSW Members) £55 available until 14th September
  • Early Bird (Regular) £60 available until 14th September
  • Standard (AHSW Members) £65 available until 17th October
  • Standard £70 available until 17th October


2-Day Tickets

  • Standard £110 available until 17th October

Tickets can be purchased via the Eventbrite HERE.

To book a 2-day ticket, please select DAY 1 and then select 2-Day ticket from the ticket options.

For all other tickets please select the preferred date and then the ticket type.

To pay by invoice, please select ‘request invoice’ at the point of payment and proceed with your booking – a member of Arts & Health South West staff will email you your invoice within 3 working days. Please make sure all invoices are paid before the event start date.

For more information contact Hannah Mumby at info[at]