Announcing our new event exploring innovative PPIE

Made by Mortals is excited to announce our first event for researchers and healthcare professionals, which will showcase new and innovative ways of working in public involvement and engagement for research.

The event is called Bringing People’s Experience to Life and will take place on Thursday, November 4, from 1.00pm – 4.30pm at the Guide Bridge Theatre in Audenshaw, Manchester.
The FREE half-day event, is being hosted by ourselves in partnership with Social Care & Society, The University of Manchester.

Social Care Society

 “We are thrilled to partner with Made by Mortals to bring a truly exciting programme of talks, case studies and a live performance, especially for the research community
“As an organisation run for and by people with lived experience, Made By Mortals’ approach to public and user engagement is one that chimes really well with research funders and one that has certainly helped to drive a project of mine.”

Dr Paul Clarkson, a specialist social care researcher and deputy director of Social Care and Society

This unique event has been created and designed specifically for academics, researchers, health and social care practitioners and commissioners to demonstrate how participatory arts practice can work within public involvement and engagement, professional development and service co-design.
Delegates will experience immersive audio, film, theatre and music that connects people and moves them into a place of understanding, compassion, openness and possibility.

Made by Mortals production

“I learnt the lines and played my part, and made a really big difference, including to myself…that’s how I built where I am now”.

John, aged 75, community co-creator & performer

The afternoon’s schedule will include community-led workshops, case studies and panel discussions. Guest speakers include Dr Paul Clarkson (Social Care & Society at the University of Manchester), Dr Hazel Morbey (Lancaster University), Rob Conyers (Tameside Hospital) and Julie Farley (Oldham Safeguarding Adults Board) – with more to be confirmed.

The events’ contents will be coproduced by a diverse team of professional artists, health and social care organisations and community participants aged 19 to 90 with a wealth of lived experience (including mental health illness, learning disability and autism).

Through this eclectic variety of sessions, we will explore the role of participatory arts practice in raising public awareness, informing data collection, staff training and service codesign.

Free consultation sessions will also be available to delegates to discuss how Made By Mortals can support and enhance their project.

To confirm your place at this FREE event, please sign up here via Eventbrite



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When: Thursday, November 4, 2021, 1.00pm – 4.30pm
Where: Guide Bridge Theatre, Audenshaw, Manchester, M34 5HJ

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