Since 2014 FARO (Flemish interface for cultural heritage) and The National Archives (UK) have organized the Summer and Winter Schools Archives & Education to assist archivists, education offi cers and keepers of special collections in their professional development. These training events have been a success and the participants have found it a unique experience.
For the fifth edition we’ve shifted the focus to the development of outreach programs with archives and special collections for mental health. During five days the participants, depending on their level of experience, are going to be guided in developing an off ering ranging for people with dementia in a residential setting to working with communities around mental health issues.
The participants will come into contact with a wide range of methods and instruments that already are been used by inspiring cases were archives and special collections are used for the improvement of the wellbeing of specifi c target groups. They will also be given some perspectives from the mental healthcare side by several mental health specialists.