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BAPAM Healthy Performance Training Series in Glasgow

Research looking at health issues within performing arts consistently finds that 70-75% of the workforce reports both mental and physical health problems, which is much higher than the national average.

Musician stage diving into a crowd. Photocredit: Shutterstock
Stage diving is just one of the health risks that may come with a performing career. Photo credit: Shutterstock

BAPAM are working with several health and wellbeing experts – offering training to performers across the UK, with the aim of reducing the levels of poor health and supporting performers to have a sustainable career.

Upcoming workshops in Glasgow

These workshops will take the form of two-hour introductory sessions, designed for performing arts professionals and students. They will outline risk factors and key strategies on their various subjects.

All three workshops will be held at the Equity Offices, 8 Cambridge Street, Glasgow G2 3DZ

Early Bird tickets cost £11.67, ending on 13 October. Standard tickets will cost £16.91. All prices include a booking fee.

The four upcoming workshops in Glasgow are:

Physical Health and Injury Prevention

Tuesday 22 October
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Participants will learn how to avoid injury, identify the signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal problems, what to do to promote good health, and where to go for help.

Tutor: Drusilla Redman, Physiotherapist (BAPAM and Guildhall School of Music and Drama)

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Introduction to Vocal Health

Tuesday 22 October
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The session focuses on evidence-based practical skills and draws from performance experience, research findings, psychology, and proven vocal health clinical pathways. Participants will learn how to avoid vocal problems and identify the signs and symptoms if they do occur, how to manage issues, promote good health, and where to go for help.

Tutor: Jenevora Williams - Singing Teacher and Vocal Rehabilitation Coach

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"We're Behind you! - Preparing for a Health Panto Season"

Tuesday 29 October
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every year we see performing arts professionals with injuries which have happened during this very intense period. This session will cover risk factors and key strategies to maintain good physical health over the panto season, how to avoid injury, recognise when problems are happening, where to go for help and tips for quick recovery.

Tutor: Dr Sarah Upjohn - MA MCSP - Specialist Physiotherapist at BAPAM and the Purcell School for Young Musicians

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Keeping mentally well: manging performance anxiety

Tuesday 5 November
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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 performance practice including pre and post-performance techniques, how to identify signs of performance and arts-career related mental health problems, how to manage problems including performance anxiety, promoting good health, and where to find help.

Tutor: Dr Pippa Wheble, a GP with a Masters in Performing Arts Medicine, will be leading this course.

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BAPAM’s purpose is to improve health in the performing arts and support enhanced performance excellence through wellbeing and good practice.

BAPAM are the largest provider of career-specific healthcare to performers in the UK, bringing together expert clinicians, educators, researchers, artists and creators to deliver innovative training to empower the arts community and to improve and maintain health throughout our creative work and learning spaces.

Working with the MU and other partners such as Equity and Help Musicians UK, BAPAM are expanding their national training programme to support healthy performance across the UK.

Published: 19/09/2019

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