Registrations now open for Creative Arts: An Antidote to Existential Despair
The ALIVE National Centre for Mental Health Research invites you to attend Creative Arts: An Antidote to Existential Repair on Tuesday 31 October.
Registrations are now open.
To conclude World Mental Health Month, Emeritus Professor Christopher Dowrick is joining the ALIVE National Centre for Mental Health Research Translation for their October 'Ready, Set, Translate: Virtual Café Translation Conversation' hosted by Professor Jane Gunn AO and the Mental Health Care at Scale program.
Emeritus Professor Christopher Dowrick will consider how creative arts enable us to acknowledge the deeply inconsolable, to ‘think’ when ordinary human thought falls short, to allow for the possibility of imagining the ‘shabby, confused, agonised crisis which is the common reality of suicide’ and to develop empathy towards individuals who seek it. With the help of Leo Tolstoy, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Ludwig van Beethoven and Bruce Springsteen, he will explain how creative arts can broaden our approach to mental health promotion and suicide prevention. Chris is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Liverpool UK, a general practitioner in Aintree Park Group Practice, and a Professorial Research Fellow in the Department of General Practice and Primary Care at the University of Melbourne.
The keynote will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Associate Professor Beth Driscoll, Mr Alan Brough and Dr Donna Lyon.