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Thursday 18 November 2010

9 am - 10.30 am
Plenary Session 3 : Mental Health and Creative Ageing

Professor David Ames, Director, National Ageing Research Centre and Professor of Ageing and Health, University of Melbourne

Alzheimer's and the Depressed Elderly : The Role for the Arts

Carrie McGee, Educator, Community and Access Programs, Department of Education, Museum of Modern Art New York : including the Meet me at MoMA Alzheimer's Program

Having Fun and Feeling Human : Museum Programs for Marginalised Populations

Clive Parkinson, Director, Arts for Health at Manchester Metropolitan University

A Brightly Coloured Bell - Jar Campaign for the Liberated Mind - the relationship between the arts, mental health and our aspiration to wellbeing

Q&A and Priority Recommendation

11am - 12.45pm
Breakout Sessions

1pm - 2 pm
Lunch

2 pm - 3.45pm
Plenary Session 4 : Mental Health and the Arts

Professor Denise Grocke, Head of Music Therapy and Director of the National Music Therapy Research Unit (NaMTRU), University of Melbourne : The effect of music therapy on the lives of people with severe and enduring mental illness.

Dr Eugen Koh, Director of the Dax Centre, Chief Curator of the Cunningham Dax Collection, Consultant Psychiatrist and Head of Psychotherapy Training at S Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in Private Practice, and Artist : Promoting mental health and wellbeing through art.

David Crosbie, CEO, Mental Health Council of Australia : What do you value? How we feel about ourselves is critical to our health and wellbeing.

This paper will explore our current attitudes to mental health and wellbeing within the context of our values, our beliefs and what is needed to change the way Australia responds to mental illness.

4pm - 5.30 pm
Breakout Sessions

5.30 - 6.30 pm
Refreshments

6.30 - 7.15 pm
Alan Hopgood playwright and actor presents My Dog Has Stripes - a Health Play about Depression, sponsored by beyondblue

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