Join leading international experts to explore the powerful link between mental wellbeing and historic buildings
The Health and Heritage conference will take place from 22nd – 24th March 2017. It will bring together experts and leading professionals from the heritage, museums and mental health sectors from across Europe and beyond to explore the powerful interplay between the historic built environment and positive mental health.
Health & Heritage aims to inspire and empower new projects which address both health and heritage agendas to support healthy, productive communities.
The programme of specialist speakers, practical workshops and seminars includes
- UK author, newspaper editor and columnist Sir Simon Jenkins
- Architect and academic researcher, Evangelia Chrysikou
- Chief executive of national mental health charity Mind, Paul Farmer CBE.
Health & Heritage will foster debate among researchers, practitioners, community activists and policy-makers. It’s intended to inspire much needed action on heritage conservation as a positive force for individual wellbeing alongside strong and supportive communities.
Conference days 1 and 2
These will take place at Quay Place in Ipswich, Suffolk – a new, multi-million pounds community wellbeing centre inside a historic church, funded with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Delegates will be able to access a range of practical tools, ideas and resources, as well as develop their networks, while experiencing first-hand the wellbeing benefits of spending time in Quay Place.
Conference day 3
This will be a field study, taking in a variety of heritage sites around the beautiful, historic Suffolk coast, with opportunities to further investigate ideas and methodologies learned during the first two days.
Health & Heritage is part of The Churches Conservation Trust’s biennial international conference series and is organised in partnership with Suffolk Mind and Future for Religious Heritage.
Early bird rates are available now until Wednesday 21st December. Special rate available for Members of The Churches Conservation Trust or Future for Religious Heritage.
Full details, registration and information on becoming a CCT member can be found online at: https://www.visitchurches.org.uk/what-s-on/conference.html