Webinars

Monthly Arts for Brain Health Webinars 2022, in association with Sir Muir Gray, Director, Optimal Ageing Programme at The University of Oxford.

Experts in culture, health and wellbeing, dementia prevention, creative ageing and social prescribing, debate the vital role of arts and wellbeing activity in protecting against cognitive decline – from the onset of potential dementia symptoms – with actions for social change.

These free webinars take place on Tuesday mornings.

The webinar series is produced in partnership with Sir Muir Gray of the Optimal Ageing Programme at the University of Oxford and with Arts 4 Dementia. Key actions will provide supporting material for the Health and Care Bill.


Upcoming webinars

Disability Arts for Brain Health, Tuesday 4 October, 2-4 pm BST

Kamran Mallick, Chief Executive of Disability Rights UK chairs a debate between leaders in social prescribing, artists, activists and innovative providers of disability arts who present a wide range of practice and opportunities open to people living with a disability and experiencing early symptoms of a dementia.

If you are involved or interested in innovative ways of using arts for the disabled and brain health, or are responsible for culture, health and wellbeing, or are a social prescriber or for anyone interested in culture and creativity to preserve for brain health, join us for this free webinar on Tuesday 4 October 2022 at 2-4 pm BST.

There will be a BSL Interpreter.

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The webinar series


Past events

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Global Brain Health Institute: Co-creating arts for brain health – a global perspective, Tuesday 6 September, 10 – 11.30 am BST

To mark World Alzheimer’s Month, in this webinar, chaired by Brian Lawlor, Deputy Executive Director of the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI – University of California, San Francisco | Trinity College Dublin), we will showcase the diverse creative activities of Atlantic Fellows for Equity Health at GBHI that have been co-produced with and for people living with dementia that generate powerful messages of hope, engagement, inclusion and connection. There is so much to be learned from the innovation emanating from different countries and geographies, and this webinar will illustrate the richness and diversity of a number of these global creative interdisciplinary activities. 

The webinar will feature five 10-minute presentations from Atlantic Fellows, followed by a panel discussion of experts in arts & brain health, social prescribing and transdisciplinary approaches for people living with dementia. Read more

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Cultural Diversity in Arts for Brain Health, Tuesday 5 July 2022, 10 – 11.30 am GMT

Dr Sharmi Bhattacharyya, Consultant & Clinical Lead for Older People’s Mental Health at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in North Wales and Editor of The Old Age Psychiatrist at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, chairs a debate between leaders in social prescribing, culture health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on diagnostic tools and arts workshops celebrating diverse cultures. Read more

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Creative Writing for Brain Health, Tuesday 7 June 2022, 12 – 1.30 pm GMT

Professor Lynne Corner, Director of VOICE and Chief Operating Officer at the UK’s National Innovation Centre for Ageing at the University of Newcastle chairs a debate between leaders in social prescribing, culture health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on referral to Creative Writing programmes. Read more

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Heritage and Nature for Brain Health, Tues 10 May 2022, 10 am-11.30 am

Desi Gradinarova, Head of Wellbeing and Inclusion Strategy at Historic England and Historic Environment Lead at the National Academy for Social Prescribing, chairs a debate between leaders in social prescribing, culture health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on referral to Heritage and Nature programmes. Read more

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Visual Arts for Brain Health, Tues 5 April 2022, 10 am-11.30 am

Professor Martin Orrell, Director of the Institute of Mental Health at the University of Nottingham, chairs a debate between leaders in social prescribing, culture health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on referral to visual arts programmes. Read more

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International A.R.T.S. for Brain Health, ‘From Despair to Desire’, Tues 8 March 2022, 10 am-12 pm


Drama for Brain Health, Tues 8 February, 10-11 am

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Music for Brain Health, Tues 11 January, 10-11 am


Increase Brainability: Dance to Preserve Brain Health & Global Social Prescribing, Tuesday 7 December 2021


Social Prescribing as Diagnostic Practice, Tuesday 2 November 2021

  • Chair: Sir Muir Gray, Director, Optimal Ageing Programme at The University of OxfordProfessor
  • Professor Alistair Burns, NHS National Clinical Director for Dementia and Older People’s Mental Health
  • Professor John Gallacher, Professor of Cognitive Health at The University of Oxford; Director, Dementias Platform UK