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A Supportive Conversation with Dr Esther Aslan: Mental Health and Arts Participation

A Supportive Conversation with Dr Esther Aslan: Building Rapport when Time is Limited

Wednesday 18 September 2024, 10am – 11.30am
Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Great Linford, Parklands MK145DZ

Since the 2020 pandemic, poor mental health has been on the rise. It is now suggested that one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health disorder each year. With pressure upon the health services to meet demand, more and more people are turning to the arts as a way to reduce stress, lower anxiety levels, improve mood and create a space for social connection. The arts have a valuable role to play in supporting mental health, but are artists equipped to deal with the specific challenges involved?

In the third of four ‘Supportive Conversations’ in 2024, Milton Keynes Arts Centre in partnership with Arts for Health Milton Keynes invite professional participatory artists working in creative health to meet Milton Keynes-based educational and child psychologist, Dr. Esther Aslan. Esther Aslan will use ‘building rapport when time is limited’ to working with adults and children experiencing poor mental health as the conversation starting point.

Places are limited. Booking essential.

This session is free but booking is essential as places are limited.

Please RSVP by Wednesday 11 September 2024. to

The conversations will continue at the same time and place on Wednesday 4 December; please save the dates.

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