Cee Smith

“I am a newly established visual artist,  tattooist and author. I always have been in touch with my creative side and have a passion for sharing my skills with the world. I was very good at art at school in particular drawing and painting were my two favourite subjects. I did not go on to…

The profound value of arts in homelessness

Guest article by Francesca Baker. Image credit: SkidRobot Source: Huffington Post It’s a narrow-minded assumption that the only thing that is needed to alleviate homelessness is homes. Becoming homeless is a complex experience and is rarely just financial, with relationship breakdown, substance abuse, mental health issues and trauma often within the mix. As a result,…

Borderline Arts launches ‘Enigma’

Art venture helps “break down significant stigma and shame surrounding an illness that kills 1 in 10 of those diagnosed” says project founder. Vulnerable residents battling Borderline Personality Disorder have found new hope through an unprecedented art project in Derby, founded by an individual who has been close to losing her life to the illness…

The Daily Life Ltd needs YOU!

Our friends and comrades in art and mental health, The Daily Life Ltd, led by Bobby Baker (not a man), have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for 3 new animations starring Dr Bobby, Roxy and Rudi. Together they will spread the word about their fantastic arts & mental health programme. Can you help? Here…

Where is the Work in the Work of Art?

Opening Event: 19 February, 3 – 5pm Exhibition continues: 20 February – 10 April Opening times: Wed – Friday, 10am – 5pm Gallery and museum open the first and last Saturdays of the month 10am – 5pm “A pioneering arts and museum space at the heart of Bethlem Royal Hospital opens to the public on…

The Inner Self: Drawings from the Subconscious at CGP London

Nick Blinko ‘The Inner Self: Drawings from the Subconscious’ is a group show of the work of seven Outside In artists all living within Greater London and working on the theme of the subconscious. Predominantly black and white in colour and using drawing as the primary medium, the works were selected from 154 submissions to…

David Feingold

The artwork of David Feingold, diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in 2001. “There was a time when I tried to keep my disabilities to myself. That is, until it was nearly impossible to cover up my forgetfulness, poor organization, distractibility, and depression. I finally came out of the closet, determined to live my life to the…

Creativity and Social Support in Mental Health

Mental Spaghetti has been cited as a reference in Roberta McDonnell’s new book, ‘Creativity and Social Support in Mental Health‘. Roberta says, “Hopefully my new book will add to the voices trying to promote positive mental health recovery and a better deal for service users. A short summary of the findings and recommendations in a…

Flight of Ideas at Bethlem Gallery

A Bethlem Gallery showcasing the innovative arts in health initiatives across Europe, 2 – 25 October 2013 10 October World Mental Health Day “To celebrate world mental health day 2013 the Bethlem Gallery is staging an exhibition of postcards made by artists staying and working in hospitals across Europe. Flight of Ideas is an international…