Training Events

Training events initiated by WAHWN:- 

Info Engine

Date: 07/07/2021 | Location: Online | Cost: Free


A chance to learn how Infoengine can help to promote the activities and services you offer, and how the public can find out about them.


Delivered by Melissa Townsend from Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO) This session is an opportunity to find out about Infoengine, Wales' online directory of voluntary and community services.

The session is suitable for voluntary organisations who want to promote their activities and services from room hire to social clubs . Melissa will cover searching for services and how to register your services.


The outcomes of the session will be that participants will :

• Understand the ways to search on infoengine

• Be able to register your organisation and services

• Learn some useful tips for making your registration stand out

• Understand how to edit your information

• Be able to add multiple services and organisations

Question of Quality Workshops

Date: 04/02/2021 | Location: Zoom | Cost: £60/£25


This series of online workshops will support participants to reflect on their work in the context of health and well-being in order to identify what ‘good’ looks like and learn how to achieve it in practice.


There is an important role for arts, health and wellbeing post Covid-19 as a source of support for individuals and communities. Whether work supports mental health and wellbeing, tackles loneliness and isolation, or helps build community connectedness, there will be a strong need for it after the immediate crisis of Covid-19 has passed.

Yet, during times of economic insecurity, there will be challenges to face in terms of funding and resources for the arts. The ability to understand, articulate and assure the quality of work will become increasingly important.

This workshop programme will support participants to:

Reflect on their practice and develop a clear understanding of what ‘good’ looks like
Explore the conditions necessary to delivery high quality projects
Better understand how to embed quality in practice.
Negotiate effective partnerships based on a shared commitment to quality
Develop the confidence to promote and celebrate their work
Use a reflective approach to evaluation to ensure continued learning and development.
Look at ways in which we might embed and evidence quality in our work.

WAHWN Webinars and Workshops

Date: 04/02/2021 | Location: Zoom | Cost: Various


WAHWN Webinars and Workshops

February and March 2021


Booking is now open for WAHWN webinars and workshops aimed at building capacity in the arts and health sector in Wales. These include a wide range of strategically relevant sessions based on priorities identified by WAHWN members and strategic priorities in Wales.   Sessions include project case study writing; developing quality in arts and health; enhancing healthcare environments as well as focusing on how the NHS operates in Wales and helping to demystify some of the terminology and language around the NHS and exploring key policies and priorities for the NHS.  The training will be delivered by Jane Willis of Willis Newson and invited contributors from Wales. A pioneer of the arts and health field, Jane founded Vital Arts, the arts programme for Bart’s Health NHS Trust, in 1994. Since then, as Director of arts, health and well-being consultancy Willis Newson, she has worked with health and arts partners across the UK - Including more than 32 NHS Trusts and Health Boards, Arts Council Wales, National Museum Wales, Arts Council England, The Kings Fund and The Royal Society of Public Health - to produce award-winning arts, health and wellbeing programmes. She is particularly interested in developing creative solutions to strategic health needs and in supporting skills development within the sector.  Link to fuller description and booking:-


COVID-19 and BAME Communities - the Welsh Government response webinar

Date: 12/11/2020 | Location: Webinar | Cost:


Public Health Wales Network Cymru - Webinar

This session will describe the work of the First Minister’s Advisory Group on health inequalities due to COVID-19 in Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and the Welsh Government response.

The webinar will be delivered by Dr Heather Payne, Senior Medical Officer, Maternal and Child Health, Welsh Government and will include a Question and Answer segment.


WAHWN Network meeting

Date: 30/10/2020 | Location: Zoom | Cost: Free


As part of the Green Ribbon Arts Festival WAHWN will host a network meeting on Friday 30th October, 10 - 11.30am with a focus on mental health and the arts, facilitated by Sarah Goodey, Gwent Arts in Health. Contributors include Arts and Health Coordinators from a number of health boards and Rosie Dow, Y Lab Programme Manager, Nesta


Free but booking essential

WAHWN Network Meeting

Date: 06/11/2020 | Location: Zoom | Cost: Free


WAHWN Network meeting with Nicola Naismith, artist and researcher 'Artists Practising Well' and other contributors to be confirmed. 

Content:   Free but booking essential 

Capturing the Learning

Date: 21/07/2020 | Location: Zoom | Cost: Free


11 - 12.30 21st July 2020.  This WAHWN and Artworks Cymru Zoom meeting will explore how we capture the learning from organisations and artists who are currently delivering projects. We’ll explore what methods are working well, what are we learning through this experience, and how we are adapting our working practices.


Free but booking essential using the link above. 


Past  WAHWN training has included:- 

  • ‘The Art of Health in Wales’ Showcase and Symposium - a strategic training and networking event which bought together over 40 arts and health professionals and experts from Wales and the UK, aimed at strengthening the sector in Wales and exploring strategic actions including rallying for Welsh Government representation in the sector as well as linking with the goals outlined in the Well-being of Future Generations Act. Contributors included Cynnal Cymru/Sustain Wales; Sally lewis, ACW; Tim Joss, Aesop and Dr John Wyn Owen. View event summary report and video presentations:
  • Creative & Credible Arts and Health Evaluation training led by Jane Willis of Willis Newson explored key principles and methodologies for evaluating arts for health and wellbeing programmes. Examining the different phases of the Creative and Credible evaluation cycle, the training was aimed at helping participants to understand how to develop a robust and credible evaluation framework appropriate to their project aims and resources; aimed at helping to build a robust evidence base in Wales. View our Knowledge Bank here.