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International Conference Culture & Mental Health

24 November | 00:00 - 25 November | 23:59

Dr. Guislain Museum and Iedereen Leest

The Dr. Guislain Museum and Iedereen Leest team up to deliver the International Conference Culture & Mental Health in Ghent, Belgium, on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 November 2022.


Conference aim

This conference seeks to promote learning, discussion and debate around cultural interventions aimed at improving the wellbeing of people recovering from mental health difficulties or people in a vulnerable situation.

Studies show the positive effect on wellbeing and health of (both active and passive) art and culture participation – from listening to music and reading a book to visiting a museum or dancing. Cultural participation is not only good for our wellbeing, but can also prevent certain mental and physical complaints.

This conference wants to bring together individuals from the public, academia, and third sector. To share experiences, practices and knowledge about the importance and impact of the arts, literature, heritage and creativity on improving mental health, wellbeing and resilience.


Conference programme

Our conference programme is the result of a call for papers and workshops that was reviewed by a programme committee. We have designed a divers and rich programme that covers a broad spectrum ranging from research projects to case studies. On top of this we’ve scheduled interesting keynote speakers for the plenary sessions.

Discover the Conference programme in PDF



Rates from €65 - €85 (one day only), from €120 - €160 (2 days) 

Culture & Mental Health is hosted by Dr. Guislain Museum and Iedereen Leest in co-operation with University Ghent Ghent Social Work and Social Pedagogy, University College London Arts and Science and Ghent University Library.