Ask the Expert Q&A, 24 March: Museums & Health and Wellbeing – by Louise Thompson
Louise Thompson, Learning Manager at Manchester Art Gallery, will be answering your questions on Health and wellbeing & Museums on Thursday 24 March between 2-3pm GMT.
Louise Thompson delivers a programme of health and wellbeing with it’s focus around mental health at Manchester Art Gallery.
With a particular emphasis on exploring mindfulness through engaging with and making art, the health and wellbeing programme has captured the interest of health and wellbeing professionals, along with groups and individuals interested in taking care of their own mental health. Louise works with artists and health professionals to deliver this programme of targetted projects and public events including Therapeutic Thursday, Mindful Marks, The Art of Wellbeing Tour and the increasingly popular Take Notice workshops.
Louise says: “Art enables us to learn, connect, take notice and delight in the world around us. Our programme of workshops and events invites people to experience our world class art in a rejuvenating way. Visitors can come to Manchester Art Gallery to practice techniques that reduce stress and discover innovative ways to improve their health and wellbeing through creativity and art (inside the gallery and in everyday life).”
The health and wellbeing programme at Manchester Art Gallery uses the gallery’s rich exhibitions and collections to enable to people to improve, maintain and enhance their health and wellbeing. The programme seeks to give people the opportunity to learn lifelong wellbeing skills – like Mindfulness – to practice them through art and creativity with support of professionals and then develop them in their everyday life, beyond the gallery walls. Mindfulness and the 5 Ways to Wellbeing are at the core of the programme.
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Louise Thompson, will be answering your questions on Health and wellbeing & Museums on Thursday 24 March between 2-3pm GMT.
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