East of England

Punting on the Cam
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Each region is represented by champions from the museums and arts sector, each working with health and wellbeing. The regional champions are working with the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance in a voluntary capacity. Become a member and join the conversation.

Alex Casey at The CHWA Gather In, The Herbert 2021
Image: Jenny Harper

Alex Casey
Co-director, Suffolk Artlink

Alex grew up in Suffolk and returned again after university. She has worked for Suffolk Artlink in various roles since 2005 and became Co-director in 2011 delivering their strategic vision and mission and ensuring that the work they do is high quality and impactful.



A white woman wearing a puffer jacket smiling at the camera with her hair tied back standing in front of a green field

Louise Thirlwall, Nene Park

Louise is Project Development Officer (Arts) at Nene Park in Peterborough. The Park spans over 900 hectares of open and inspiring greenspace and hosts the city’s public sculpture collection, alongside a growing cultural programme. Louise also works one day a week with Peterborough Presents CPP supporting the delivery of co-produced creative community projects and events across the City. Prior to Nene Park, Louise worked at Wysing Arts Centre where she was Operations Director, and Coordinator of the East Contemporary Visual Arts Network (East CVAN). 

Louise’s interests are in co-creation and partnership programmes that support creativity and wellbeing and explore new ways of working.

Events and activities

CHWA East Member Networking Forum: 31 March 2022, 2.30-4.30pm

CHWA Regional Champions, Alex Casey and Miranda Stearn, invite you to join the first in a series of CHWA East Member Networking Forums

The forum will feature information on the upcoming Creativity and Wellbeing Week (16-22 May 2022), opportunities to network with colleagues working in the sector and a chance to share your thoughts on the format and content of future events. 

Photo credit: Nick Iliot

Norfolk Creativity & Wellbeing Week 2019

Norfolk City Council have created a programme of all the activities happening in Creativity and Wellbeing Week 10-June 2019,