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… Continue reading Borderline Arts launches ‘Enigma’
Last night I went to a private view of Terence Wilde's work at Highgate Mental Health Centre. I was lucky enough to meet up with Terence, a charming man with a super sense of style. He used to be a fashion print designer but gave it up due to the demands of the job. Terence… Continue reading Terence Wilde at Highgate Mental Health Centre.
Silvis Rivers, known as "Pillvis Depressely" to friends, is an artist particularly interested in illustrations, poetry and photography. He also has some amazing sculpture work. I found him through the blog Birmingham User Watch, an "Independent Occasionally Very Satired View Of Mental Health NHS Issues As Well As Those Further Afield". His illustration series 'The… Continue reading Silvis Rivers.
Hello Everyone! Today I'd like to turn your attention to the rather amazing blog 'Art Therapy'. I check in with it every day to find out the latest art therapy news. It is an invaluable source for service users, art therapists, learners, facilitators and the simply interested. On the blog you'll find featured artists, posts… Continue reading Art Therapy blog
“HealthScreen”: Understanding Illness through Film MedFest 2012 is a FREE film festival, which will tour the UK in February/March 2012. Its target audience is primarily medical students, but we expect to welcome a range of health professionals, as well as members of the public, and indeed our patients. Films provide a powerful medium for entertainment,… Continue reading MEDFEST 2012
Latest information on the next Emergence Social Network event: "This is to let you know the details of our next Arts and Social Network event on the 24th February. We thought we’d try something different this month so will be attending a lunchtime piano recital by Natalia Williams-Wandoch in the St Martin-in-the-Field’s Pianists of the… Continue reading Latest information on the next Emergence Social Network event