A group of people walking in the grounds of a country house.
Visitors at Delaprè Abbey , Northamptonshire © Delaprè Abbey
Visitors at Delaprè Abbey , Northamptonshire © Delaprè Abbey

Wellbeing and Heritage Conference

Join us for a free two-day in-person conference on wellbeing and heritage held at Delaprè Abbey in Northampton on 20–21 March 2024. We will hear from practitioners and participants from a range of wellbeing projects, discover the latest thinking on themes such as evaluation, social prescribing, mental health, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), and policy. There will also be a range of workshops and networking sessions to participate in.

 

Overview

The heritage sector has done much in the last two decades to deepen its community engagement, widen access to its sites and activities, and support people’s wellbeing. Heritage organisations are increasingly putting health and wellbeing at the core of what they do. They are focusing their strategies and priorities on supporting communities, addressing big societal issues such as health inequalities and loneliness, and helping those in most need to find a safe space, respite and inspiration.

The evidence that heritage is good for health and wellbeing is growing. As more and more people struggle with a range of health and social issues, it is crucial that sectors, organisations and practitioners work together to help individuals and communities live better and feel supported.

The Wellbeing and Heritage Conference 2024 provides an opportunity for the heritage sector to open up and reach out to new partners, communities and people to share evidence and data about the wealth of work that it has been doing, and the possibilities that it holds for supporting health and wellbeing.

Conference programme

Over the course of two days, we will be hearing from a wide range of speakers and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of workshops and networking sessions designed to showcase good practice, develop skills, and create opportunities for new partnerships and collaborations.

Download the conference programme via the Council for British Archaeology website.

We aim to make the conference as enjoyable and comfortable as possible and a quiet breakout space will be available for anyone who would like to take some time away from the proceedings.

We also appreciate many people still have work commitments they need to fulfil while attending a conference and will make a second space available for anyone who needs a moment to focus on work.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided by Delaprè Abbey on both days.

The venue

Accessibility

Delaprè Abbey is an accessible venue. Further details can be found at the accessibility section of the Abbey's website.

Getting to the venue

Delaprè Abbey is a short distance from Northampton city centre and is easily accessed by car and bus. Northampton train station is approximately 30 minutes walk. Further details on getting to the venue are available at the Abbey's website

Booking

Booking Details Wellbeing and Heritage Conference

Delaprè Abbey in Northampton 20–21 March 2024

To book you will need to register on the CBA's website. You will initially be asked to register your account and then will need to click the booking link again to complete the registration process.

Book your place

The conference is free to attend.

This event is organised and supported by Historic England, The Council for British Archaeology, Southampton Institute for Arts and Humanities (SIAH) and Delaprè Abbey, with the participation and help of the sector-wide Wellbeing and Heritage Working Group.

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The logo of Delapre Abbey.
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