The training days will focus on how museums can support young people’s wellbeing and how they can welcome young people and families with autism. Tickets are now available for both dates:

The workshops will bring together museum professionals, young people and experts in the fields of autism and wellbeing, providing an opportunity to share best practice and discuss challenges. Both training days are aimed at museum staff of all levels who have an interest in making their venues more accessible and welcoming.

Further training dates are set to be announced later in the year, focusing on creating a family friendly welcome with front of house staff and providing museum careers-based training for young people.

Last month, we announced our new training and consultancy offer, which includes our unique Family Friendly audits. For more information on how we can support your work with children, young people and families, see our Training and Consultancy page.

Young People and Wellbeing

CAN Mezzanine, Borough, London
Tuesday 30 April 2019, 10am-4pm

At this training day, we will gain an insight into what factors affect young people’s wellbeing and what museums and cultural institutions can do to help.

We will hear from mental health practitioners, young people who have taken part in wellbeing programmes and inspiring case studies from Dulwich Picture Gallery, Historic Royal Palaces and The Hepworth Wakefield.

The course, which is in collaboration with the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance, covers how to pilot new schemes with young people, embed wellbeing provision across your organisation, work in partnership with local organisations and support staff wellbeing.

For more information and to book your place, visit Eventbrite.

Welcoming Families and Young People with Autism

Museum of Liverpool
Thursday 9 May 2019, 10am-4pm

Run in partnership with Autism in Museums and National Museums Liverpool, this workshop will explore practical ways to make your venue more accessible to people with autism.

Delegates will discover how families and young people with autism experience your venues, and hear from organisations who have made low and no cost changes to improve access. We will explore ideas on how to embed practice, make new local partnerships, evaluate provision and create self-guided resources.

Speakers include Claire Madge from Autism in Museums, a young intern from National Museums Liverpool and staff from the Museum of English Rural Life and St Albans Museums.

For more information and to book your place, visit Eventbrite.