Championing Mental Health in Performing Arts Training


Performing arts education contributes to wellbeing yet, in intense training settings, like conservatory programs, competition and pressure can overshadow student wellbeing. College-age students, already at higher risk for anxiety and depression, often encounter additional unique stressors as emerging artists with elite levels of training. This panel of students, educators, psychologists and athletes discusses implementing scalable mental health strategies to shape performing arts programs through peer support and community-based approaches at center stage.

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  1. Identify scalable mental health interventions applicable to conservatory-level arts training programs.
  2. Understand the impact of high-performance training on mental health and wellbeing-centered approaches to performing arts advanced education.
  3. Consider ways in which community-delivered mental health support can increase access and reduce stigma in educational settings.



Alesha Cid-Vega, Lab Manager And Graduate Psychology Student, The New School for Social Research

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  • Tags: implementation, mental health
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Health & Wellbeing
  • Session Focus Area Higher Education
  • Level: Basic Understanding

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