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Surviving and Thriving in Work for Artists - 4th June 2020

Surviving and Thriving at Work for Artists
Thursday 4 June 2020
9.00 - 12.30 (Registration from 8.30)

Part of the Festival of Ideas 

Art is good for us.
It improves everyone's health and wellbeing.
What can artists do to survive and thrive in work?

The seminar will be interactive. You are invited to share experiences of work and take away ideas and practical strategies for helping you manage your working life.

We will explore these questions:

·Why is work important?

·What motivates us to work?

·What are the work-related challenges?

·How does a little medical knowledge help us understand and manage stress?

·What evidence-based strategies help you to survive and thrive in work?

·What local resources or knowledge might help you survive and thrive better?

Meet the speakers:

Dr Nicola Gill has 20-years experience of working as a GP and really enjoys her role organising the Training Scheme for GPs in York. She has a passion for the creative arts and uses them in her teaching to help doctors learn and maintain the art of medicine.

Dr David Fair has been a full-time GP in the same practice in central York since 1992 and still enjoys coming to work. He has been a GP trainer since 1998 and a tutor for HYMS since 2005. He is chairman of the York Cactus and Succulent Society.

Both Nicola and David regularly facilitate seminars on the subject of 'Surviving and Thriving in Work'.


If you would like to book a place please email Lottie on Tickets are only available to artists specifically working within the arts and wellbeing sector. To confirm this, please inform us of your organisation/job title.