Workshop – Interventions for increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour

This 2-day residential interactive workshop will be held on 27 and 28 May at Dunblane Hydro where participants will work together to create new research ideas around sustaining behaviour change, promoting physical activity (PA) and reducing sedentary behaviour.  Application forms to be submitted by Friday 12th April. Further details are available on the sandpit flyer or at www.scphrp.ac.uk/Sandpit

Health & Wellbeing and The Arts Symposium – Lyceum Theatre

The Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP) in partnership with The Lyceum, Lisa Nicoll Productions and the University of Stirling are holding an afternoon of talks from a variety of speakers on the topic of Young Peoples’ Mental Health & Wellbeing and the Arts on Thursday 21st of March.

This free event will culminate in the premiere of ‘Stolen Promises‘, a short film drama produced by Lisa Nicoll and developed with and starring young people from the Armadale Youth Space in West Lothian.  This event is in conjunction with The Lyceum theatre’s production of Takin’ over the Asylum.  Both the film and play have story lines that explore mental health and wellbeing and show how the arts and health can be brought together for a wide audience.

Who can attend?
This event is open to everyone and will be particularly relevant for those who work with young people, in the field of mental health and wellbeing, or in the arts.

What are the benefits of attending?
The event will provide the opportunity to hear and learn from a variety of speakers on the subject of mental health & wellbeing and the arts, with a particular focus upon Scotland.  The event will also provide the opportunity to see, for the first time, ‘Stolen Promises’, a short film developed with young people from the Armadale Youth Space, tackling issues around mental health & wellbeing.  The event will be attended by mental health professionals, arts professionals, researchers and other interested parties.  This will be a fantastic opportunity to network, meet others and build professional relationships.

How do I register?
If you would like to attend this event please book through the Lyceum website at www.lyceum.org.uk/whats-on/special-events/takin-over-the-asylum

Seminar by Dr Ruth Jepson

The School of Medicine and Biological Sciences at the University of St Andrews are hosting a seminar ‘Let’s get physical: Health benefits of physical activity and approaches to increase, and sustain participation presented by Dr Ruth Jepson on Thursday 15th November at 4pm in Seminar Room 2, Medical and Biological Sciences building, University of St Andrews.  Ruth is a senior scientific adviser to Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP) and is mainly interested in promoting physical activity.  All Welcome.  For further information please contact Dr Gozde Ozakinci (go10 @st-andrews.ac.uk)