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Young Peoples’ Mental Health & Wellbeing and the Arts Symposium

Young Peoples’ Mental Health & Wellbeing and the Arts Symposium

Lyceum Takin' Over the Asylum BannerThe Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP) in partnership with The Lyceum, Lisa Nicoll Productions and the University of Stirling invite you to an afternoon of talks from a variety of speakers on the topic of Young Peoples’ Mental Health & Wellbeing and the Arts.
This free event will culminate in the premier of Stolen Promises, a short film drama produced by Lisa Nicoll and developed with and starring young people from the Armadale Youth Space in West Lothian.  This event is in conjunction with The Lyceum theatre’s production of Takin’ over the Asylum.  Both the film and play have story lines that explore mental health and wellbeing and show how the arts and health can be brought together for a wide audience.
Who can attend?
This event is open to everyone and will be particularly relevant for those who work with young people, in the field of mental health and wellbeing, or in the arts.
What are the benefits of attending?
The event will provide the opportunity to hear and learn from a variety of speakers on the subject of mental health & wellbeing and the arts, with a particular focus upon Scotland.  The event will also provide the opportunity to see, for the first time, ’€˜Stolen Promises’€™, a short film developed with young people from the Armadale Youth Space, tackling issues around mental health & wellbeing.  The event will be attended by mental health professionals, arts professionals, researchers and other interested parties.  This will be a fantastic opportunity to network, meet others and build professional relationships.

4:00pm Opening: Professor John Frank, SCPHRP (Chair)
4:10pm Introduction to the Day, Dr John McAteer, Research Fellow, Adolescence and Young Adulthood Working Group
4:20pm Issues of the Moment, Time to Act, Billy Watson, Chief Executive, Scottish Association for Mental Health
4:35pm A Balancing Act’€¦ Wendy Halliday, Programme Manager ’€“ Mental Health Improvement, NHS Health Scotland
4:50pm Depicting the Person, Not the Diagnosis, Mark Thomson, Artistic Director, Lyceum Theatre; Donna Franceschild, Writer, Takin’€™ Over The Asylum
5:05pm Premiere: ’€˜Stolen Promises’€™
5:30pm Lisa Nicoll, Film-maker, ’€˜Stolen Promises’€™
5:45pm Q&A with speakers, and the young people who participated in making the film
6:00pm Drinks Reception and networking opportunities together with the showing of ’€˜Stolen Promises: behind the scenes’€™ by Alan Jones
7:45pm Play: Takin’€™ Over The Asylum (must be booked separately), a £5 discount is available for those who attend the Symposium. Discount code: symposium



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