12th February 2020


The Kantor Centre of Excellence, 4 - 8 Rodney Street, London, N1 9JH Map
1.75 hours
17:30 - 19:15




Places available

About this course

The Anna Freud Centre is launching a year-long free programme of public seminars  and inviting all to join us as we contemplate the future of children and young people’s mental health. The Transformation Seminars is an inaugural series of free lectures open to the public to celebrate the Anna Freud’s Centre’s new building, the Kantor Centre of Excellence (N1 9JH) and ask some of the most eminent names in mental health what would most contribute to a transformation of our approach to mental health. 

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This seminar

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The arts have been linked with health and medicine for nearly 40,000 years. But whilst historically much of this evidence has been anecdotal, in the past two decades, a growing evidence base has demonstrated the tangible psychological, physiological, social and behavioural benefits of arts and cultural engagement. This presentation will provide an overview of some of the cutting-edge findings in relation to mental health, illustrated with case studies of global practice. It will also discuss major policy developments including how social prescribing is providing referral pathways for patients to community arts programmes as a way of helping to tackle the burden of mental illness within the health sector.


The format of our Transformation Seminars are:

17:15 - 17:30   Registration

17:30 - 18:15   Transformation Lecture

18:15 - 18:45   Q&A

18:45 - 19:15   Drinks and Nibbles