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6 September 2021

Creatively Minded and the NHS

David Cutler
An overview of participatory arts offered by the NHS to people with mental health problems - featuring NHS Trusts across the UK which offer a range of creative artist-led programmes in both primary and secondary care.


This new report in the Creatively Minded series aims to highlight some examples of NHS organisations which offer people with mental health problems creative opportunities as part of a richer, more holistic approach to recovery, and to ask some initial questions about whether and how this work could be replicated and strengthened.

Featured are:

  • Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
  • East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Free Space Project, Kentish Town Health Centre
  • Hera, NHS Brighton & Hove
  • Leicester Partnership NHS Trust
  • Northern Health and Social Care Trust
  • Open Arts, Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
  • ReCoCo (Recovery College Collective), Newcastle
  • South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Make Your Mark
  • Swansea Bay University Health Board
  • Royal Gartnavel Hospital, Glasgow, Art in the Gart
  • Tonic Arts, Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation

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