Social Cohesion in Social Isolation: Communities of Care

In response to Covid-19, we're running regular online conversations to bring people together. Research has shown that social isolation can negatively impact our mental health and wellbeing, and we believe that it is important to have an inclusive online space to talk. 

Join us as an academic, practitioner, arts/play manager or administrator, and/or interested community member to explore what social cohesion can feel like, look like, and mean during these current times of social isolation for young people and adults. Each week we will have a few overarching questions to start the conversation and create space for dialogue and ideas for action. Bring your lunch or a nice big cuppa as we come together in community. 

If you have themes you want to explore for future sessions please send to Laura and Katey.

Hosts: Laura Wright, University of Edinburgh; International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD); Katey Warran, University of Edinburgh; Arts Health ECRN 

Next meeting

Date of the next meeting: Wednesday 10 June 4-5pm GMT

Next week we will be joined by our guest Genevieve Fay. Genevieve is the Communities Programme Officer at Edinburgh International Book Festival. Having started this position just prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, and now returning to work after two months of furlough, Genevieve asks: what is the 'new normal' after lockdown for community arts organisations? Drawing on her own experiences, she will facilitate a dialogue about ideas for next steps, examples of good practice, digital inclusion, building up networks, and improving mental health and wellbeing.

How to join

Sign up to attend via entering your email here.
We will then send you information about how to join our online meeting.

What to know more?

Why not read a blog about one of our online sessions by visiting the Arts Health Early Career Research Network website here, or read a collective poem that was the result of an online creative activity led by one of our guest speakers by clicking here. 

Led in partnership with the Arts Health Early Career Research Network and the International Institute for Child Rights and Development, and supporting #CreativeConnections
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