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3 August 2022

Singing for our Minds: creating new leaders for music & mental health

Jeremy Haneman, Together Productions
Singing for our Minds is a training development programme for ethnically diverse singing & choir leaders interested in working in mental health settings. Its co-creator Jeremy Haneman explains how the programme works.
4 July 2022

The therapeutic stitch

David Cutler
The Baring Foundation's Director and Arts programme manager, David Cutler, weaves a golden thread through the world of therapeutic sewing, from early occupational therapy for veterans of WW1 to some great projects today.
13 June 2022

Portugal Prints: therapeutic arts for people with mental health diagnoses

Marta Trias
Portugal Prints is part of Mind in Brent, Wandsworth, and Westminster and is a visual arts studio and community, offering long-term support and artistic opportunities.
1 June 2022

Creatively Minded and Scottish

David Cutler
As Creative Scotland and the Baring Foundation begin joint investment in arts and mental health in Scotland, David Cutler highlights some great Scottish organisations already at work.
23 May 2022

Where you live shouldn’t determine the services you have access to

Aaliya Seyal
Aaliya Seyal, CEO of Scottish legal charity, the Legal Services Agency, introduces us to LSA's work and shares how she got into the profession.
Strengthening Civil Society
4 May 2022

Stepping forward by stepping back? What have we learnt from five years of LBQT grantmaking?

Poonam Joshi
Poonam Joshi, Chair of our International Development Committee, reflects on our 2021 evaluation of our programme to support LTBQ communities in sub-Saharan Africa.
International Development
11 April 2022

Connecting Clywedog: creativity, heritage, nature & wellbeing in Mid Wales

Pam Gordon
Connecting Clwedog/Cysylltu Clywedog by Radiate Arts is a community-developed sculpture space which aims to get people outdoors and creative in the beautiful setting of Llyn Clywedog in mid Wales.
10 March 2022

Our funding to specialist arts and mental health organisations in 2020 – what did we learn?

David Cutler
Our first grants in our Arts and Mental Health programme were small, unrestricted and for specialists in arts and mental health. David Cutler reflects on feedback from our first grant partners.
1 March 2022

The people with lived experience are taking over the safer space (the lunatics are taking over the asylum): Leadership by experience

the vacuum cleaner
Artist and mental health activist, the vacuum cleaner, reflects on leadership of lived experience and why it matters.
21 February 2022

Open Arts: an NHS charity supporting mental health across Essex

Jo Keay, Open Arts
Part of Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, Open Arts is a community based charity supporting mental health with a focus on creativity, inclusion and self-expression.