Wednesday 23 November 2016

IMPACT: Led by You

Thursday 13th October 2016, 9.30-4pm  Chancellors Hotel (The University of Manchester) 

Tickets available here:

Cartwheel Arts care about collaboration.

We want to share and learn with you. Working alongside health professionals, arts organisations and third sector partners, IMPACT: Led by You is an art for wellbeing conference, combining motivational speakers, aspirational workshops and a unique, immersive, user-led experience.


  • David Gaffney Relationships Manager Arts Council England

  • Alan Higgins Director of Public Health Oldham, vice chair of the Greater Manchester Public Health Network andlead for Arts, Health and Social Movements for the Greater Manchester devolved authority

  • Neil Hughes Tedx Speaker, Comedian and Author of 'Walking on Custard & the Meaning of Life: A Guide for Anxious Humans' 

  • Here is his Tedx talk

  • Nicky Lidbetter Chief Executive Anxiety UK. Chief Officer and Founder of Self Help, a user-led mental health charity 

  • Andrea Fallon, Director of Public Health Rochdale


Contributors and Workshop Leaders

  • Cartwheel Arts, Art for Wellbeing Team

  • African Caribbean Mental Health Services Manchester -Developers of Migraine, a young peoples mental health toolkit

  • Helen Seddon -Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles Wigan

  • Jacqui Wood -ARC, Arts for Recovery-Stockport

  • ‘Creating a Moment’ team as part of the pioneering Live Well Make Art social movement, with DevoManc

Key Themes

  • Participant steered vs User led
  • Partnership working frameworks
  • Creative Collaboration
  • Financial and Social value of working together
Quality of experience for those attending and delivering at the conference is important to us. Chancellors Hotel is The University of Manchester’s conference venue. The Grade II listed mansion with bedroom extension is located in Fallowfield, Manchester, and is surrounded by five acres of beautiful gardens, providing a relaxed, scenic and picturesque setting. We will be based in the Flowers Theatre area with breakout rooms for workshops. The venue is fully accessible with plenty of parking.
The refreshments and lunch provided on the day will be of a high quality using fresh and locally sourced seasonal ingredients. The hot buffet lunch will be served in the restaurant and the afternoon refreshments served in the beautiful lounge area, overlooking the gardens.
We are also able to offer delegates and speakers discounted room rates. The hotel is 3-Star AA establishment with 70 en-suite bedrooms
The conference is the same week as World Mental Health day (10th October 2016), offering us some good marketing opportunities and we are aiming for 80 delegates. We hope to engage mental health professionals, arts, third sector and voluntary organisations and statutory body representatives.
Delegates who attended the 2015 conference will be offered a discounted ticket price.
The event is funded through donations, Cartwheel Arts training delivery income and ticket sales. We are grateful for donations from QBE and Alyson Malach.

Cartwheel Arts
110 Manchester Street
OL10 1DW


T: 01706 361300 

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Charity number: 519394

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