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Sage Gateshead

Monday 20 April 2020 | 10am - 1.30pm  


Healthy Performance Training: Keeping Well Physically, Mentally and Vocally

Sage Gateshead



Focus on performer’s health, a fantastic opportunity to learn about how to keep well and sustain your career in the performing arts.

Research consistently finds that 70-75% of performers report both mental and physical health problems, which is much higher than the national average.

This introductory 3 hour session is designed for performing arts professionals and students and outlines risk factors and key strategies to maintain good physical, mental and vocal health throughout a sustainable career.

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

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Tutor: Dr Melanie Grundy
Dr Grundy is a GP with special interests in mental health/wellbeing, gender dysphoria and performers’ health. Prior to studying medicine, she gained a degree in Theatre Costume design from Edinburgh College of Art and worked for several years as a freelance designer/maker; consequently she has personal experience of some of the issues facing those who are self-employed in the Arts. Outside her clinical work, Melanie remains involved with the creative sphere as Trustee/Secretary of music promoter Jazz North East and performing as one half of the voice & piano duo Alembic. The clinical and creative come together in her roles as Trustee of Help Musicians UK and as an assessing clinician and trainer for BAPAM.

The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) is the largest provider of career-specific healthcare for performers in the UK. Working with partners Equity, Musicians’ Union, Help Musicians UK and venues such as Sage Gateshead, BAPAM is expanding its national training programme supporting healthy performance in the UK.