Other Manchester events

Our Communities, Our Health

This venue has step-free access. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.
Past event - 2019
20 May Doors 6.30pm
Event 7-9.30pm
The Klondyke, 1 Burnage Range,
Manchester M19 2HQ
Communities, our new weapon in the fight against mental illness. As our digital footprint expands, it can feel that connections with others can take a back seat. But, when it comes to mental health and wellbeing, communities are joining the fight to support thousands of people in their battles against mental illness. Learn about this work and how you can play a part in the community health revolution!

Reading Between the Lines

Dr Clive Parkinson (Director for Arts and Health - Manchester Metropolitan University)
Clive Parkinson will share some of his findings on Dementia and Imagination, research that explores the potential impact of visual arts participation on the lives of people living with dementia. Using film, artists observation and spoken word, he will explore some of the more unexpected outcomes of this research and how communities may be able to replicate this work and improve the lives of those living with dementia across the city. His staff profile can be found on the Manchester Met website, his blog provides more of a flavour of his work.

Thinking about Thinking; a new approach to cardiac rehab

Dr Lora Capobianco (NHS programme manager: MCT-PATHWAY programme)
Lyndsey Brown (Public Involvement Lead)
When someone has had a cardiac event, such as a heart attack, we tend to focus on the physical recovery needed. But what impact does a life threatening event like this have on the mind?

The PATHWAY team has been working with a public advisory group with experience of a cardiac event to introduce a different treatment called Metacognitive Therapy (MCT) into local cardiac rehab programmes. So what does this therapy look like? Why do we think it may be more effective than current techniques? And how have our advisory group helped to ensure that these trials are as effective as possible?​

Could you contribute to ground-breaking research?

Various stalls (Your opportunity to contribute to research!)
Manchester is a vibrant city with loads of opportunities to get involved in different types of research; talk to patients, researchers and curious members of the public who all have one thing in common - they are helping develop and deliver groundbreaking research. Find out how you could do the same.