Health and Wellbeing

Are you looking for inspiration, cutting edge practice and routes forward for working with health and wellbeing in your museum? Then this course is for you!

This course will provide the opportunity to reflect and explore ways to improve or build upon your health and wellbeing work alongside other colleagues working in the field.  This will include overcoming challenges faced in current programmes, reframing other work to improve the health and wellbeing of museum audiences, and gaining inspiration to set up new projects.

“It was wonderful. Practical, informative and inspiring. Time to reflect, network and talk to colleagues was well balanced with information and tasks. More please!!!” – Past participant

Who is it for?
This course is aimed at mid-career professionals with responsibility for planning, delivering or managing learning programmes across the heritage sector.  It is most suited to those already delivering health and wellbeing programmes, especially those looking for ways to improve or build upon their practice.

When & where is it?
The course will combine a one-day workshop with personal work and ongoing peer discussion to give you the most beneficial learning experience possible. The workshop will be a mix of discussion and sharing of perspectives/experiences, practical working in small groups and some presentation of theory and case studies by the course director. It will also facilitate the building of a peer group to support you through the follow up reflective activities that will consolidate your learning and prepare you for taking your health and wellbeing work forward.

Further dates will be announced soon, to find out first, email to register your interest.

Course fee?
It is £125 for GEM members and £160 for non-members, which includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments during the workshop.

How to apply?
This course is not scheduled for 2020 but can be run upon request. For more information, please contact

We will be running future courses, so please Join GEM to receive the latest updates! 

This course was developed in 2017 in partnership with the National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing with thanks to Arts Council England funding. 



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