Posts Tagged ‘Arts Education’

Mental Health and Wellbeing Services for Performing Artists: Guidance for the Performing Arts Sector

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Consultation Paper

BAPAM is pleased to have brought together a working group of clinicians and performing arts organisations interested in addressing challenges to the mental health and wellbeing of those who work in the sector. The group has produced guidance to support the development and delivery of services specifically for performing arts professionals and students. The guidance is designed to be used by:

• organisations commissioning or wishing to commission mental health services for performing artists

• organisations and practitioners providing mental health and wellbeing services for performing artists

• education providers offering mental health and wellbeing support to students

• individuals and agencies wishing to support best practice for performing artists

• performers and other performing arts professionals wishing to understand the standard of practice they can expect from services.

This guidance has been developed by BAPAM’s Psychosocial Working Group. We aim to make a real difference to the quality of services available. The purpose of the group is to provide a forum in which approaches to prevention, care and support can be discussed, and clinical leadership can be provided for developing and maintaining an evidence-based service designed to support performing arts professionals and students with vocation-related mental health issues. The group has drawn on the clinical evidence base, including National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines, which contain reviews of published evidence for healthcare interventions from clinical and cost-effectiveness perspectives, to produce this guidance for the performing arts sector. There are seven key areas of focus:

1. Preventing Mental Health Problems
2. Early Clinical Assessment
3. Brief Intervention
4. Peer Support
5. Ensure Links with the NHS
6. Multi-disciplinary Team Approach
7. Managing a Crisis

We are publishing this paper for consultation and welcome all comments which will be considered prior to the final launch.

Read or download the paper here:

Mental Health and Wellbeing Services for Performing Artists: Guidance for the Performing Arts Sector – A Consultation Paper

Comments can be posted via the online survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NKRFVGD

The consultation is open until 15 September 2019.

The Music Commission: Opportunities and Barriers to Progressing in Music

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

The Music Commission, supported by ABRSM, has launched its first call for public evidence, with a survey containing a series of specific questions around progress in the development of a musical life. Taking part enables all voices to be heard, so if you are involved in music education – as a music leader, teacher, learner, or consumer – The Music Commission would like to hear from you!

Have you found abundant opportunities to develop your musical practice or have there been barriers to participation in musical life? What are your positive and negative experiences of learning and work environments, your peers in the arts community, teachers, employers, media, access to venues and rehearsal space,  housing, earning a living or supporting yourself through university? Perhaps you have you encountered health problems that have been a barrier to progress – there are significant physical and psychological demands placed on music students and professionals, which can be eased or exacerbated by social factors.

Please take the survey here.

The Music Commission is also asking organisations within the music sector to run focus groups, an initiative you can find out about here: Let’s Talk Music. The questions are modeled on the online survey.  How the discussions take place and in what context however, are entirely up to the organisation hosting them. The aim of the group is to discuss questions and then to put together a collaborative statement which draws on the thoughts, feelings and opinions of the group.  This can be submitted in writing, or using recordings, video content or images.

 

Health Education in the Arts Survey

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Researcher, Lisa Brachfeld, from the MSc Performing Arts Medicine programme at University College London, invites musicians, dancers, actors, and singers who are professionals or students/teachers at accredited conservatoires to participate in a new study of health education in the performing arts. The aim is to prove that performers could benefit from more health and injury prevention education. Learning about attitudes towards this subject will help to improve the effectiveness of education curriculums.

Take the survey here

Acting UP

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Incoming acting students, come and meet us at Acting UP at The Actors Centre on September 27th. A great opportunity to glean essential knowledge for working in the industry and of course looking after yourself and staying healthy in a very demanding job!

 

BAPAM Newsletter July 2013

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Our July 2013 Newsletter is now available in pdf format here:

BAPAM Newsletter July 2013

1. BAPAM Journal Re-launch

2. Performing Arts Medicine Training Events

3. Student Advocate Scheme Training and Induction Day

4. Musical Impact

5. The Future

Event Report: Student Advocate Scheme Conference and Training Day 2013

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

On 19th June, 2013, we held the inaugural BAPAM Student Advocate Scheme Conference and Training Day with 24 delegates from the University of Leeds, Birmingham Conservatoire, Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, London Studio Centre and Dance UK).

With further input from the BAPAM team and a number of expert clinicians, the variety of interests and experience in the room ensured a stimulating and productive day. There was a lot of ground to cover in a short time. A career as a professional performing artist can be mentally and physically demanding. The Student Advocate Scheme is an adaptable, highly effective way to engage performance students, department staff and education institutions in the promotion of healthy practice as a core component of performing arts education, and of coordinating information provision and local networks.

During the conference and training day, we looked at how the scheme has worked so far at the University of Leeds, some background in performers’ health, adapting the scheme to work at different institutions, key roles, BAPAM’s service provision, and strategies for the future.

Student Advocate Scheme Manager, Naomi Norton’s detailed report follows:

BAPAM Student Advocate Scheme Conference and Training Day 2013 Report