On Thursday 13th October 2016, Cartwheel Arts hosted IMPACT: Led by You, a conference aimed at encouraging collaboration and "demonstrating the benefits of working together to build strong, resilient communities, encourage ownership and enterprise, and empower groups to achieve inspiring aims". Workshops for Women contributed to the conference with our workshop 'Self Scene'.
During the session, participants explored creatively and collaboratively the theme of self-image, from how we form and develop our own self-image to how this affects the way we relate to others and form groups within society. It also allowed participants who frequently facilitate sessions to experience a workshop from the participant's perspective. The group was made up of professionals within mental health and medical sectors, arts, third sector, and voluntary organisations and gave wonderful feedback including this quote from Bella Starling PhD, Wellcome Trust Engagement Fellow & Director of Public Programmes, Central Manchester NHS Trust:
"I took part in a workshop for women workshop at the IMPACT conference. Allanah was a great facilitator and her workshop was thoughtful, inclusive, creative and fun! I liked it so much, that I asked her to help me run some workshops in my professional area too!"
Thank you Cartwheel for having us, and we hope to see you next year!