Visual Artist Jamila Walker

Arts for Health CV

Other Qualifications, 2005 - 2017

Fire Awareness, Child Development, Child Protection, Basic Health & Safety, Therapeutic crisis intervention, Manual Handling, Safeguarding Children & Young People, Managing Challenging Behaviour, Makaton, Welcome All, Understanding Physical disabilities, Effective communication, Accessibility Awareness, Conservation for Dummies, Handling, Packing & Moving, Understanding the Museum Environment, Using Archives, Digital Photography,

Understanding Audiences. Dementia Friends & Austims awareness.






Hallam St, Mental Health hospital, Sandwell NHS – Digital Artist 2013

Within the Occupational health department to create digital

photography framed pieces on the theme of Spirituality for the Spirituality room.


5 Ways to Wellbeing: Schools Arts Residencies, Creative Health Dudley,2014

Within three primary schools, working with small groups of children 5 – 10 years old, creating large scale textile pieces for display, based on the NEF's 5 Ways to Wellbeing.


Work Experience (P - Project Leader), *Using the 5 Ways to Wellbeing


Hall Court, South Staffordshire and Shropshire NHS, Photographic project

June - August 2017


This Way Up Project, Nov 2016 - June 2017

- Creative Health, working with migrants, asylum seekers and people with dementia in Stafford and Wolverhampton Gallery, inc Artist Development programme.


The Autism Hub, through I-gnition, for adults, creating visual art for a theatre project,

Nov 2015 - April 2016


Lifelong learning, Shropshire Council, from August 2015

Stress less illustration & Photography sessions, with vulnerbale people 13 - 24 yr olds


Creative Health March - April 2014

Bostin Chats, visual art workshops run by me to assist research. The Art and Wellbeing project compromised of engaging and mobilising communities through a participatory process called ‘asset-mapping’.


(P) 1 to 1 Illustration project, April – May 2013

Short illustrative activites with Shropshire writer with medical issues*. Arts for Health


Art & Wellbeing, V Inspired, Birmingham, 5th March 2013

Sculpture workshop for young adults to promote ways to improve personal Wellbeing,


(P) Art Start & Gee Whizz  projects (2014), through Taking Part, Shrewsbury, From August 2011. Devising and running Art and Craft sessions for teenagers with mental health issues, learning and physical disabilities.


(P) Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery, Shrewsbury, May 2011

The Final showcase were hand made Photo montages using photographs the participants had taken in response to the theme of Wellbeing and their favourite pieces in the collection.


Shelton Hospital, (now the Redwoods centre) Shrewsbury, April – June 2011

Contemporary Participatory Art session with adult mental health patients, using the Five Ways to Wellbeing. Work from this project was exhibition in the Telford Art Open 2011.


Wellbeing Festival, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Oct 2010

Drop in Craft workshop, for all ages promoting Arts for Health.


Towers Above; Art for Mental Health & Wellbeing, Telford, July - August 2010

Artist assistant for Towers Above, supporting service users and staff with some of the planning, prep and installation of the 'Nutter, the truth' project, which the projects key aim; challenge the stigma of mental health. Supporting service users on a trip to the Public Art gallery.


Telford Mind, From 2009 - 2013

Collaborative Contemporary Art, textile & Photography projects with adults with mental health issues. Mentor for other Arts for Health Artists at Telford Mind. *


Walsall NHS (Feeling Good project) from October 2009 - April 2010

Using the 5 Ways to Wellbeing, Photography & Craft sessions, for adults, plus curating an exhibition of some of the work created within the project at Walsall Museum.

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