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298 total members
City: London
Art Forms: Fabric / Textiles, Illustration, Writing

Illustrator, writer & and MA student in Applied Linguistics at Birkbeck, University of London. Using lived experience of mental health problems to inform research consultation and teaching and training work. Trustee of the National Survivor User Network & member of Studio Upstairs Dalston, a therapeutic artistic community.

City: London
Job Role: artist and tutor
Company: self-employed and City Lit
Art Forms: Filmmaking, Multidisciplinary, Music, Photography, Writing
Rachel is an award-winning professional photographer and film maker. She has displayed her work in various parts in the UK, France and the US. She has a first-class honours degree in Wildlife and Environmental Photography and an MA in Wildlife Documentary Production.

Rachel suffers with osteoarthritis and has undergone various operations over the last few years. She produces personal photography projects which explore nature, environmental and human interactions. Rachel has also been writing a musical in collaboration with a composer about hidden pain and the pursuit of your dreams under difficult health conditions.

Rachel teaches a variety of photography courses, workshops and one-to-ones to both adults and children both privately and at the City Lit. She is currently writing a book on Mindful Photography which she also teaches.



City: Norwich
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary, Photography
I\'m a visual artist, primarily working with photography. My work centres on finding beauty in the unexpected, the overlooked and the seemingly ordinary; the transformation of the everyday into art through the camera’s lens. This practice of finding beauty in the everyday has had a huge impact on my own wellbeing and is something I have recently started sharing with others through workshops. I also run participatory photography projects, having trained with PhotoVoice in London. I am always interested in hearing about other artist\'s work in this area, and am very open to collaborations!
City: London
Job Role: Artist/Producer/Director
Company: Sweet Patootee Arts
Art Forms: Fabric / Textiles, Filmmaking, Multidisciplinary, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
Co-founder with Tony T, of non-profit Sweet Patootee Arts. During 20 years of working together, British colonial history has been a touchstone for work exploring journeys of Diaspora, identity, race, class, and gender. Public engagement is the core of an interdisciplinary approach; visualising and storytelling for diverse audiences, embracing personal testimony, performance, filmmaking, sound design and digital media – framed by our research and writing. Commissions include BBC TV, Channel 4, International Slavery Museum, London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and the Open University. 
City: London
Job Role: Socially Engaged Activist Poet
Company: N/A
Art Forms: Other, Photography, Writing
Emerged from the travails of a working life in the disability movement, 30 years of activating, advocating, engaging and now i\'m finally  free to message spread from written and spoken word as a troubadour, collaborator and work shop leader who dabbles as a photographer focused on the romantic landscapes, textural exploration, illustrated poetry and documentary works on issues of disability, conservation, climate chaos and latterly pubs
City: London
Job Role: Photographer/ Charity Co-ordinator
Company: Rob White Photography/ Sporting Memories Network
Art Forms: Photography, Writing
My name is Rob White, I have been a commercial photographer for over 30 years. Most of my work has been in the food sector for books, magazines, supermarkets, and fast food chains. During this time there\'s been an explosion of food imagery, to the point where it\'s one of the most frequently posted subjects on Instagram. In the past 4 years I\'ve also devoted part of my working week to a new role in the charity sector, with an organisation called Sporting Memories Network. SMN, is a nationwide charity which uses sporting reminiscence to help people who might be suffering from dementia, isolation and depression. The programme harnesses the positive power of sport, and uses this to provide the platform for meaningful social interaction. In our work with groups we use a lot of imagery, and I\'m keen to look at expanding this, and learning more about using other forms of art stimulation for therapy. I\'m also at a stage in my life where I have several (non food) photographic projects that I\'ve been working on, and would welcome some form of peer support to help me get the most out of them.
City: Cambridge, UK
Job Role: Artist
Company: n/a
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary
With my practice I address the ever increasing speed of life and the often tragic disposability of memory and the material. Recently, I have been investigating ways to respond to traumatic historical or personal past events, expressing work in a multitude of forms from performance, writing and photography to publishing artists’ books with my press Negative Press London. My work touches upon both mental and physical health and my experiments and projects are vehicles to discover the positive in a negative.
City: Berkshire
Job Role: Singer/Actress/Facilitator
Company: Norden Farm Arts Centre
Art Forms: Music
Arts and health choir leader and singer, specialising in working with people with dementia, their carers, and people with learning difficulties.
City: Brighton
Job Role: Dance Artist
Art Forms: Dance

I am professional contemporary dance artist and freelance producer, working across the arts and movement sector. I am a member of the Swallowsfeet Collective, who produce OOPS Festival, and co-founder of Tick Tock Bridget, a site-specific touring dance company. 

City: Brighton
Company: Rosaria Gracia Dance
Art Forms: Dance
Dance artist, choreographer, movement director, university lecturer and researcher.Current areas of interest and expertise are the application of dance and movement to mental health, physical health (including neurological conditions) as well as the impact of dance in health, wellbeing, learning and active citizenship.
City: Manchester
Job Role: Arts Administrator
Company: Lime Arts
I’m an Arts Administrator for Lime Arts, part of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.
City: London
Job Role: Freelance Medical Educator and Creative Writing for Wellbeing Facilitator
Company: Self-employed
Art Forms: Writing
I am a London-based doctor, medical educator and writer, and I am developing a career as a part-time creative writing facilitator in healthcare and the community settings, and I would really value and benefit from the peer support and inspiration from experienced practitioners working in the Arts in Health field.

I am really interested in the therapeutic value that engaging in writing poetry and prose has for my own wellbeing,but the pure absorption and enjoyment of writing has been a part of me since childhood.I know from my own personal experience and my studying and research experience in using writing with chronic pain patients as part of my dissertation for the MA Creative Writing & Personal Development (Sussex University 2003-5), that writing can be a powerful tool for self-expression when feeling unwell/lonely or disempowered, as well as being a way to celebrate things.

I combine my educational and writing experience in the form of my own module (Special Study Component ) for medical students, \'Creative writing for personal & professional development,\' at Trinity College Dublin in 2018 for Year 1 and Brighton & Sussex Medical School for Year 3 in 2018/19 and 2019/20 academic years.

I volunteer as an invited workshop facilitator locally at the Enfield Women\'s Mental Health \'drop in\' day centre since 2017, and I am currently exploring setting up creative writing workshops for wellbeing for the wider community in Enfield borough (2020). 

I will also be involved in running workshops at the Dragon Cafe, Southwark in 2020 as part of the well-established Mental Fight Club charity’s work with the Wellcome Trust

I was delighted to have run my first public Nature writing workshop event ,at Keats’ House Museum, Hampstead,London on 5th July 2019 at the Bluestocking Society event

I have volunteered as a medical adviser for the Co-op bid for use of arts based projects in loneliness in young people aged 16-24 (October 2018), Eastside Educational Trust, London

I am a member of Lapidus international, Association of Medical Humanities and National Association of Writers (NAWE) and a new Fellow of .

Concerning my own writing practice, I have published poetry and short fiction (print and online), in the UK, Ireland and USA, and I have been placed in written and spoken word competitions in the UK and Ireland, and most recently I was delighted that my poem that was long listed in the Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine has also been selected to be part of the Royal Colleges supported NHS These are the hands poetry anthology launching in London, March 2020.

City: London/Paris
I am a researcher and practitioner working particularly on creative ageing and community theatre

I have a PhD in Shakespeare Studies from the University of Birmingham, and I\'m currently a freelance translator (Japanese & French) and researcher

City: London
Job Role: Assistant Curator
Company: Bethlem Gallery
Art Forms: Illustration, Music, Photography, Writing

rosie mills eckmire (b. 1999)is an artist and curator from south London. she is interested in the therapeutic properties of creativity and enabling art to be accessible for all. in addition to her self-initiated projects, she has curated exhibitions and events at Turf Projects, serf, and the ICA.

in her personal art practice she performs, illustrates, and writes about her experiences with mental health. rosie is assistant curator at Bethlem Gallery and gallery manager for the LOFT at Croydon Arts Store, a gallery and project space free for use by Croydon locals.

City: Swansea
Arts engagement professional.
City: London
Job Role: Artist and Educator
Art Forms: Painting
I am a painter working in North London and currently part of the Turps Art School offsite Programme. With a background in primary school education, I now run experimental drawing clubs for KS1 and KS2 and am a freelance visual arts educator: Previous projects include working with Tate Exchange, Islington Museum and the Wallace Collection.

How we learn and process information interests me. My practice centers around exploring human interaction, neurodiversity, invisible societal norms and non verbal communication. With a degree in Human Sciences from UCL, my painting is informed by a continued interest in Medical Anthropology and Scientific Publications.

The Wellcome Collection Reading Room is one of my favourite places to be!