a one day workshop at the WHAT Centre for Arts and Health, Waterford Regional Hospital with Stuart Webster
Monday, 7 October 2013 from 10am – 4pm

This one-day workshop presented by the Waterford Healing Arts Trust and Cork Arts + Health programme, HSE South and led by Stuart Webster, founder director of blueSCI Arts and Culture Mental Health and Wellbeing service, Manchester, will explore social enterprise in the context of arts and mental health practice.

In particular, it will ask

  • What is social enterprise?
  • How can the principals of social enterprise apply to engaging people with mental health difficulties in arts experiences?
  • Navigating multidisciplinary and multi agency working and delivering arts projects from non-arts budgets. What skills are needed? How is integrity maintained?
  • How to work in an inclusive and sustainable way
  • How to ensure high quality arts experiences
  • Understanding the role of arts and cultural practice  in achieving health and wellbeing outcomes from non health interventions

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop will be of interest to arts and health practitioners, arts managers, healthcare and community development workers who are interested in social entrepreneurial approaches to mental health and the arts.

What is blueSCI?

blueSCI is a Arts and Culture Mental Health and Wellbeing service commissioned by Trafford Council and NHS Trafford inManchesterwhich employs a dynamic, multi-agency approach to connecting people to resources which support wellbeing.

Who is Stuart Webster?

A graduate of the Royal College of Art and qualified community education youth worker, Stuart Webster is a founder Director of blueSCI Social Enterprise service. He previously worked with LIME where he managed a range of arts projects in healthcare contexts, specialising in the adult acute mental health arena. He was a Community Consultant on Single Regeneration Benefit (SRB) projects which enabled community participation in local decision-making through cultural activity.        

How can I book my place?

E-mail  your name, job title / professional role, address and telephone number to WHAT@hse.ie. Put ‘blueSci’ into the subject line of your email.

Admission is free and lunch will be provided.  Places are limited.

Funded by the Cork Arts + Health programme, HSE South and the Waterford Healing Arts Trust


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