East London Dance

BRAINWAVES is a new paid artist development programme from East London Dance that builds the wellbeing, resilience and positive mental health of artists from the Global Majority*.

The programme which runs over 6 months aims to support the participating artists, who are teachers or regularly do outreach and community work, to confidently lead, create and support other artists, creatives and communities on their trauma and mental health journeys.

Through certified training, hands-on workshops and action set learning we aim to create a ripple effect of improved mental health and well-being within the dance industry. 

Meet the Cohort:


The BRAINWAVES cohort receive:

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
  • Intro to Mental Health training course 
  • Safeguarding training 
  • 4 x Creative mental health Masterclasses 

*In using the term ‘Global Majority’ we refer to people who identify as Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or have been racialised as ‘ethnic minorities’.#BAMEOver – A Statement for the UK, Sept 2020 

The programme is currently underway, but for more information please contact

BRAINWAVES is funded by The Baring Foundation


BRAINWAVES is funded by The Baring Foundation