International Conference Culture & Mental Health
The International Conference Culture & Mental Health will take place in Ghent, Belgium on 24 and 25 November 2022. This conference seeks to promote learning, discussion and debate around cultural interventions aimed at improving the wellbeing of people recovering from mental health difficulties or people in a vulnerable situation.
Studies show the positive effect on wellbeing and health of (both active and passive) art and culture participation – from listening to music and reading a book to visiting a museum or dancing. Cultural participation is not only good for our wellbeing, but can also prevent certain mental and physical complaints.
This conference wants to bring together individuals from the public, academia, and third sector. To share experiences, practices and knowledge about the importance and impact of the arts, literature, heritage and creativity on improving mental health, wellbeing and resilience.