Emerge is a creative project for staff in departments affected by the transition into 3TS. Brighton- based ONCA will develop creative activities for staff, to support wellbeing in this time of change.
ONCA will develop activities in dialogue with staff, listening to what they need and offering creative opportunities in response to their comments.
Our intention is that the Emerge programme will align with the New Economics Foundation’s five ways to wellbeing which are to:
• Take Notice
• Be Active
As an arts organisation specialising in supporting the wellbeing of people and places by increasing awareness of, and engagement with, environmental and social challenges, ONCA’s work for the programme will aim to alleviate any stress and uncertainty which maybe caused by the hospital move.
RSCH staff who are moving into the new 3Ts development, may feel a sense of loss that the buildings that they know and love are to be demolished; they might feel anxiety about whether they will have to change their working practices or work as part of a new team within the new building, as well as experiencing disruption during the build itself. Over the next 3 years, artists from ONCA will listen to staff and then offer them creative participation to support their wellbeing during this time of change.
The aims of Emerge are to:
- Improve morale of the BSUH staff engaged in the programme
- Support BSUH staff as they go through a process of transition from the old hospital to the new
- Create something for the new building to benefit staff (this legacy might be a project that is delivered in the new hospital or an artwork for the new hospital).