Being a doctor, life on a psychiatric ward, recovery and creativity
Ali Blatcher was a a junior doctor, and a year ago she was admitted to a psychiatric ward. She talks to Stuart Hill about her experiences how self-care and support have helped her, and how creativity has been therapeutic for her as well as being a tool for raising awareness. We also discuss the BBC's loneliness experiment, our new Make it Count campaign and speak to the Foundation's new Chief Executive Mark Rowland about his vision for the future of mental health. Links Make It Count campaign BBC News Article on The Loneliness Experiment Minister for Suicide Prevention appointed Ali's Mental...
Creative Practice as Mutual Recovery: connecting communities for mental health and wellbeing20 April 2018,
The Creative Practice as Mutual Recovery (CPMR) programme offers a radical shift in vision in mental health, encouraging the forming of resilient communities of mutual hope, compassion and solidarity.
Recovering from multiple bereavements through creative practice16 April 2018, Guest Blogger
How can arts and creative practices be used for mutual recovery? Paul Crawford tells his remarkable story of how he was mutually recovered.
Nicola Sturgeon talks to us about the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival8 November 2017, Guest Blogger
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon talks to us about the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival.
Winner announced for first Mental Health Fringe Award at Edinburgh Festival25 August 2017,
Mental, by Kane Power Theatre beat off competition from almost 50 entries to win the inaugural award.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe: A Gala for Mental Health15 August 2016, Andrew Eaton-Lewis
Andrew Eaton-Lewis previews our Gala for Mental Health at the Edinurgh Festival Fringe this week.
Is singing good news for care homes?3 August 2016, Guest Blogger
Evan Dawson explains Live Music Now's project to create a choir in every care home.
Arts, mental health and social justice in New Haven, Connecticut15 July 2016, Gail Aldam
Gail Aldam reflects on her recent trip when she spent a month working in the Programme for Recovery and Community Health at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, in the United States.
Evidencing the impact of and need for Acting Up20 June 2016
This report explores the impact of participation in Acting Up on the older adults involved and the need for the Acting Up project to be rolled out across the UK.
The Dust of Everyday Life
An annual symposium on the arts, mental health, and stigma (20th April 2017)