The first day was launched at and in partnership with the Design Museum on Wednesday 5th Feb, aimed primarily for an audience of higher education students and early-career practitioners. Industry experts and creative graduates discussed their work and ideas responding to the challenges of wellness in the 21st century – showcasing how creative thinking can have a positive effect on mental wellbeing.
They explored subjects such mental health and how to tackle loneliness, depression and stress, and how simple creative projects can reach millions of people via social media, having a positive effect on all age groups. Chrissy shared insights and learnings in this field from data gathered by Creative Conscience from work in creative education.
Speakers included Bernard Hay and Komal Khetia (Design Museum), Rosa Kimm (Former CC award winner). Ben Akers (Made With, Goodfest, Talk Club), Marcia Mihotich (Graphic designer & illustrator), David Hensley (Hensley Partners), Andy Dunn (Creators Club) as well as a panel of creative graduates and students: Grace Lanksbury, Christian Martin, Chyna Rose and Ellie Gilbert-Ryan. Ellie shares her thoughts and experiences of the day on her blog post here.