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Arts and Mental Health: Facing the Future

10 March 2021 | 11am

Norwich University of the Arts, in association with Hospital Rooms and the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) is pleased to present an online research symposium investigating the role that creativity can play in mental health and wellbeing.

The symposium will include contributions by academics, artists and organisations who have developed and supported arts and health projects. It forms part of a radical project taking place at Northside House, a forensic mental health unit in Norwich, where world class artists and forensic service users are transforming clinical spaces.

Presenters include:

David Cutler, Director, Baring Foundation

Dr Clive Parkinson, Director of Arts for Health, Manchester School of Art

Professor Simon Willmoth, Senior Research Manager, Norwich University of the Arts

Ged Pattison, Lead Nurse for Secure and Forensic Services, NSFT

Su Pashley, Secure and Forensic Services People Participation Lead, NSFT

Niamh White, Co-Founder, Hospital Rooms

Tim A Shaw, Co-Founder, Hospital Rooms

Dr Nicola Simpson, Research Associate, Hospital Rooms

Phoebe Eustance, Project Curator, Hospital Rooms

Cara Nahaul, Artist

Jade Montserrat, Artist

Richard Wentworth, Artist

Carl Rowe, Artist and Course Leader for Fine Art, Norwich University of the Arts

Naomi Harwin, Artist

This is a free event but places are limited so please register your interest now to avoid disappointment. A full programme is available to download below. 

An exhibition of work and workshop images related to the Northside House Project.

Please contact if you have any questions.

Arts and Mental Health: Facing the Future Programme