Hi, I’m Louise…
I’ve worked at Manchester Art Gallery since 2006 and have loved every minute of being the Health and Wellbeing Manager there. I’m proud that our health and wellbeing programme is internationally recognised and considered as a example of good practice in the cultural sector in the UK. I lead on The Mindful Museum campaign which trained other UK museums and galleries on integrating mindfulness across their programmes.
After the birth of my daughter I decided to go part-time and, now she’s a bit older, I am enjoying working with other museums. Supporting them to develop and deliver health and wellbeing workshops and programmes.
I’ve been invited to speak across Europe about museums and wellbeing.
I just love working with people – whether that’s museum staff, communities, schools or the general public – using creativity, objects and spaces to improve mental health.
This is what I’ve always wanted to do and I love doing it!