Creative interventions and inventive thinking are making a difference in healthcare.

 Friday 6 and Saturday 7 April 2018

THRIVE is a two-day forum that will explore health care innovation and the potential for the Sunshine Coast to take a lead in this field. It will provide professional development opportunities as well as showcase innovative creative health and wellbeing practices, practitioners and projects.

THRIVE’S program includes professional development workshops, panel presentations, leading national and local speakers, performances and exhibitions. There are also social gatherings to foster connections and collaborations. 

THRIVE is for Arts Professionals; Health Professionals; Educators; Researchers; MedTech, Health and Wellbeing Entrepreneurs; and Government Representatives.

Venue:The Old Ambulance Station, 80 Howard Street Nambour

Registration: Friday 6 April $15 for each session or $45 for all 3 sessions. Saturday 7 April $30 for all presentations and forums.

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Program: Day One, Friday 6 April 2018, 1.00pm to 8.00pm

Professional Development Workshops

Workshop 1 (1.00pm - 2.45pm)

  • Andy Trudgian presents Circa-tonic – experience how circus trainers work with physios, care staff and job seekers to engage people older in playful exercise, movement, teamwork and social interactivity to prepare for a Carnival of the Here and Now event.

Workshop 2 (1:00pm - 2:45pm)

  • Leanne Dodd presents Narrative Tharapy - a writing workshop based on narrative therapy, which uses storytelling to promote healing. Leanne Dodd is a CQU PhD candidate researching the therapeutic potential of creative writing, and a workshop mentor with a co-operative group of art/health practitioners, Createplace.

Workshop 3 (3:15pm - 5.00pm)

  • Andy Trudgian presents Circa-tonic – experience how circus trainers work with physios, care staff and job seekers to engage people older in playful exercise, movement, teamwork and social interactivity to prepare for a Carnival of the Here and Now event. (Workshop 1 repeated)

Workshop 4 (3:15pm - 5.00pm)

  • Marianne Wobcke is an Indigenous artist, curator, story-teller, midwife and nurse. She will present Dreaming Stories, an experiential  insight into reclaiming one’s Dreaming Stories through movement, creative expression and mindfulness. A journey of self-discovery employing music and imagery. 

Event Launch 5.00pm - 8.00pm (TBC)

  • Drinks / Catered Finger Foods / Local entertainment
  • Panel Session - led by Phil Smith, President SCCA, featuring:
    • Marianne Wobcke, Indigenous artist, curator, story-teller, midwife and nurse.  (Brisbane, Qld.)
    • Maz McGann from Play Your Part & Sector Development for the Institute for Creative Health. (Tanunda, SA)
    • Victoria Jones, Arts Health Associates Founder and founder of ‘GO Create!’ arts program London. (Melbourne, Vic.)
    • Chris Mead, Artistic Director, ‘Creature Tales’ and Arts Health Agency, TAS.  (Penguin, Tas.)
  • Refreshments / Entertainment continues

 

Program: Day Two, Saturday 7 April 2018, 9.00am to 5.00pm

Presenters

  • Marianne Wobcke is an Indigenous artist, curator, story-teller, midwife and nurse and will discuss the Perinatal Dreaming project. (Brisbane, Qld.)
  • Maz McGann from Play Your Part & Sector Development for the Institute for Creative Health. (Tanunda, SA)
  • Victoria Jones, Arts Health Associates Founder and founder of the multiple award winning ‘GO Create!’ arts program for Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. (Melbourne, Vic)
  • Dr John Endacott will discuss Dying to Know, a life affirming exhibition about death and dying, life and living. (Sunshine Coast, Qld.)
  • Lynne Seear manages the arts program at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, a leading creative health hospital. (Brisbane, Qld.)
  • Dr Florin Oprescu and Paralympian Bridie Kean from USC will present the idea of Reverse Inclusion for health promotion in the disability space. (Sunshine Coast, Qld.)
  • Neal Price discusses the approach to Creative Ageing in Queensland and the Memory Box’palliative care project for returned soldiers. (Brisbane, Qld.)
  • Chris Mead, Artistic Director, Creature Tales and Arts Health Agency, TAS. Chris will talk on how the arts can provide avenues for better health outcomes through the dignity of choice, purpose and self-directed participation. (Penguin, Tas.)
  • Peter Rowe is an artist who was born with Down syndrome and other conditions that limits his ability to speak. At the age of 30 Peter was introduced to Facilitated Communication (FC) a system that finally gave him a way to communicate and share his view of his world and experiences. Since discovering FC Peter has become an exhibiting artist, presenter and has written, illustrated and published eight children’s books. (Sunshine Coast, Qld.)
  • Erica Rose Jeffrey will discuss her work for Dance for Parkinson’s Australia and the power of movement connected to positive social change.  (Brisbane, Qld.)

Exhibitions

  • Beyond Sight a multi-sensory art exhibition by Katrin Terton 
  • Pieces of Me a selection of paintings, writing and illustrations by Peter Rowe 

Registration: Friday 6 April $15 for each session or $45 for all 3 sessions. Saturday 7 April $30 for all presentations and forums.

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