Healthy Practice Lockdown Series
Keeping mentally well
BAPAM’s purpose is to improve health in the performing arts and support enhanced performance excellence through well-being and good practice.
As the largest provider of career-specific healthcare to performers in the UK, we are uniquely positioned to bring together expert clinicians, educators, researchers, artists and creators to deliver innovative training to empower the arts community to improve and maintain health throughout our creative work and learning spaces.
This introductory 2-hour session is designed for performing arts professionals and students and outlines risk factors and key strategies to sustain good mental health and wellbeing throughout a demanding career.
The session focuses on evidence-based practical skills and draws from research findings, performance psychology, and proven clinical pathways.
Participants will learn skills for optimal practice including how to identify signs of performance and arts-career related mental health problems, how to manage problems including keeping mentally well during the pandemic, performance anxiety, promoting good health, and where to find help.
Tutor: Dr Pippa Wheble
Pippa is a GP who specialises in the physical, vocal and mental health issues for performing artists and teaches conscious breathing for improved mental health and well-being.
A violinist and singer based in Edinburgh, Pippa is experienced with performance anxiety and burnout and is passionate about promoting health and well-being for musicians and healthcare professionals. She runs the BAPAM clinic in Glasgow as well as providing online consultations across the UK.