Supporting healthcare professionals through challenging times

Creative Health Conference

Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

Performing Medicine Director Dr Suzy Willson was invited to speak at the Creative Health Conference at Southbank Centre, as part of Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2019.

This conference brought together artists, practitioners, funders and policy-makers in the arts and health sectors to discuss the progress that has been made since the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing released the report Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing in 2017. The conference explored how creativity can change people’s lives for the better,  focusing particularly on innovation, social isolation and loneliness.

Through keynote speeches from leading figures in policy-making and delivery, and panels and breakout sessions with experts in the field, the conference explored how we can work together in the future to expand on the invaluable cross-sector work that is being done.

Panel discussions included

Keynote speakers
The Rt Hon Lord Howarth of Newport CBE – Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing
Simon Stevens – Chief Executive, NHS England
Gillian Moore CBE – Director of Music, Southbank Centre

Panellists and breakout session leaders
Darren Henley – Chief Executive, Arts Council England
Ruth Hollis – Director of Policy and Impact, Spirit of 2012
Mark De-Lisser – Vocal Coach, Choral Director, Arranger and Author
James Sanderson – Director of Personalised Care, NHS England
Suzy Willson – Artistic Director of Clod Ensemble and Director of Performing Medicine
City of London Sinfonia
Entelechy Arts
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

In association with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing, London Arts in Health Forum, Arts Council England, and the Centre for Performance Science (Royal College of Music and Imperial College London).

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