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Friday 14th – Monday 17th May 2021

Inverloch RACV Resort, Bass Coast, Victoria.

Your host, Dr Carla van Laar is a Professional Member and Accredited Supervisor with ANZACATA.

This training event is proudly endorsed by PACFA for 11 hours of continuing professional development.

The Creative Mental Health Forum and Self Care Retreat supports the goals of the ACTivate Arts Therapy campaign in

showcasing how the Creative Arts Therapies are holistic, person centred, inclusive and value lived experience.

We welcome Professor Anne (Dan) Harris, Director of Creative Agency Research Lab,

ARC Future Fellow, Associate Dean, Research & Innovation, School of Education, RMIT University.

Profits from this forum/retreat will be donated to support CATA’s work

employing qualified Arts Therapists to work with families of children receiving end of life care.

Experience for yourself how:

Creative practices support mental health

Contemporary Arts Therapists are working to promote and recover mental wellbeing

Arts Therapies are inclusive, holistic, trauma-informed and socially relevant.

The 2021 Creative Mental Health Forum and Self-care Retreat is an opportunity to look after yourself and learn

while enjoying good company and restorative time in the living world.

It is hosted only two hours drive from Melbourne in the beautiful surrounds of the Bass Coast Bunurong Marine Park and township of coastal Inverloch.

This Professional Development event is suitable for Creative Arts Therapists, Psychotherapists, Health and Allied Health Professionals, Educators and Caring Professionals who are interested in understanding more about creative approaches in mental health care.

The Creative Mental Health Forum and Self-care Retreat includes:

Cultural awareness, welcome dinner and keynote

Creative Mental Health workshops and presentations

Participation in wellness practices including mindfulness, dance, swimming, nature walks, surfing and paddle boarding

Time to relax, explore and connect with your friends and colleagues

Exhibition of Creative Mental Health projects

Panel discussion on the future of Creative Mental Health in Australia.

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