VHS Annual Conference and AGM 2018
20/11/2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SOLD OUT. We now have a waiting list for places- click book now to join the waiting list.
BOOK NOW to secure your place at Get The Picture: Culture, Health and Wellbeing – our 2018 conference, taking place in Edinburgh’s John McIntyre conference centre. This is your opportunity to join with health charities, other voluntary and community health organisations, health boards, health and social care partnerships, local authorities, culture trusts and arts organisations in a timely exploration of the relationship between culture, health and wellbeing.
Professor Sir Harry Burns – Director of Global Public Health, University of Strathclyde
Dr John Ennis – Curator/ Producer GP Journeys in Design and Our Linen Stories
Brian Daniels – playwright and actor, presenting “Hello My Name Is…..”
Leonie Bell – Paisley Partnership Strategic Lead, Renfrewshire Council
Margaret O’Connor – Chief Executive, Art in Healthcare
Pauline Craig – Head of Population Health, NHS Health Scotland
Toni Giugliano -Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Mental Health Foundation
Mark Hazelwood – Chief Executive, Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care
Val Munro MBE – Trustee of North Edinburgh Arts, actor and writer
Claire Stevens – Chief Executive, Voluntary Health Scotland
Kevin Harrison, Director (CEO) Artlink Central
View the full day: Annual Conference Agenda 2018
Find out more about who you will hear from:Conference Contributors
Engagement with culture has tangible effects on people’s health. It supports individuals to thrive, and can aid recovery, shorten the length of hospital stay and reduce reliance on GP visits and medication. It encourages people to learn and gets people actively involved in their community. However, the health benefits of cultural interventions are still not well understood in clinical or community settings, and health inequalities and disability limit access and participation. There is a need for more joined up working at the strategic policy level across government, local authorities, third sector, health boards, health and social care partnerships and cultural agencies. Help us explore these issues, celebrate what works well already – and spark some new inspiration and creativity.
Sponsorship, exhibitor and poster opportunities
We welcome sponsors (and have a range of options) and exhibitors so please look at our sponsorship and exhibitor options
There will be a poster competition on the day of the conference – more info on the finalists will be shortly released.
If you have any questions please contact Lauren Blair.