Self-Care Resources

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We understand that in order to help make the necessary changes we need to see happen within our own institutions and within the greater museum field as a whole, we not only need to look inwards at ourselves, but we need to address and support the psychological and emotional needs of our staff and colleagues.

To help you and museum professionals take the necessary steps to maintain a strong, central well-being, both inside and outside of work, we have put together the following list of resources and tools.

Please take a look and check back for updates.

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WMA's Moments of Zen

Museums as Spaces for Wellbeing

Mental + Emotional + Spiritual Self Care

Physical + Social Self-Care • Creative Self-Care

Self-Care for Museum Professionals

Self-Care for Parents • Self-Care for Kids + Teens

 

WMA's MOMENTS OF ZEN

Every week, we provide a #MomentofZen to help ease your mind and offer a moment of peace in such an uncertain world. Here are some of our favorite moments:

 

MUSEUMS AS SPACES FOR WELLBEING

Enhancing health and wellbeing – Museums Association

What are Mindful Museums and how can they help us with our mental health? – MuseumNext

Museums as Spaces for Wellbeing - Second Report (PDF) – National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing

The importance of Mental Health First Aid in museums – MuseumNext

The role of museums in supporting the wellbeing of children and families – MuseumNext

Museums as Self-Care Spaces: Part 1 – Museum of World Treasures

Museums as facilitators of health and wellbeing in communities – The Knowledge Exchange Blog

The Importance of Art and Museums on Emotional and Mental Health – ArtSentry

In conversation with: Louise Thompson, Health and Wellbeing Manager, Manchester Art Gallery – MuseumNext

 

MENTAL + EMOTIONAL + SPIRITUAL SELF-CARE

 

PHYSICAL + SOCIAL SELF-CARE

 

CREATIVE SELF-CARE

 

SELF-CARE FOR MUSEUM PROFESSIONALS

 

SELF-CARE FOR PARENTS

 

SELF-CARE FOR KIDS + TEENS

 

Do you have self-care resources you'd like to add?

Please share with us at communications@westmuse.org.

These resources are subject to change and will be updated as new information becomes available.

We're all in this together. #StayHealthy #StaySafe #TogetherButSafelyApart

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