Ragamuffin Cambodia and Partners for Social Justice are collaborating to co-create Cambodia’s 1st Creative Arts Therapy and Wellbeing conference.

16th -18th January 2018, The Himawari, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Registration is at 1pm 16th January - Session from 2pm-9.30pm (including special celebration dinner)

17th January 8am-5pm, 18th January 8am-5pm (including lunch and refreshments)

Join us for this groundbreaking opportunity to explore how we can provide holistic and effective care for those who support people in trauma or crisis.

Sponsored by Naropa University.


This conference aims to bring together practitioners and students working in the fields of mental health, social work, education, arts in health and the caring professions. It’s for anyone interested in how staff teams, organisations and companies can nourish and sustain a caregiving workforce.

The conference will feature expert keynote presenters and various plenary workshops highlighting developing knowledge in the area, outstanding initiatives, and innovative programming. Let's create, heal, grow and celebrate together.


Partners for Social Justice

We are a team of Naropa faculty and alumni who aspire to take the skills of compassionate action outside the walls of our institute so we can engage with the world in a more direct and authentic way.

Our mission is rooted in the principle of collaboration and a belief in the innate wisdom, creativity, and interdependence of all.  We take a stand for the women and children survivors of the sex trafficking industry and work to ease the suffering caused by this devastating crime against humanity.  

Together we actively engage with social justice organizations around the world to create awareness, build alliances, and cultivate meaningful connections through knowledge sharing and sustainable partnerships.

Our compassionate presence and dedication helps relieve suffering and maintain a vision of unity, as collaborators and learners in the communities we serve.


Ragamuffin Cambodia

Ragamuffin Cambodia is a local NGO committed to the relief of endemic trauma and mental health problems in children and adults through the promotion and provision of Arts Therapy, training, clinical supervision and organisational wellbeing.

’Ragamuffin works together with those who aim to empower and sustain individuals, families and staff teams in the restoration and development of healthy communities and work places in Cambodia’.

Ragamuffin was founded in the UK by Carrie Herbert and Kit Loring (1999), specialists in creative approaches to psychological well-being & mental health, facilitation, training, supervision and consultancy.

Ragamuffin International has been instrumental in the development of international mental health services, staff capacity building, organisational well-being development and retreat programmes and has developed a long-term programmes in Cambodia since 2001