RE:CREATE Psychiatry is a Mental Fight Club project that emerged in 2015 from our flagship creative space The Dragon Café, a weekly arts and health pop-up in the Crypt of St George the Martyr Church in Borough.
After the success of our two-year pilot Young Doctor Dialogues – a series of dialogical workshops, podcasts and public engagement events exploring the relationship between psychiatrists and the people they support, we were awarded funding from Guy’s and St. Thomas’, the Tudor Trust and most recently the Lloyds Bank Foundation to bring our distinctive dialogical approach to a range of settings – including hospital wards, community spaces and cultural venues.
We work to enable safe, creative spaces for people who use mental health services, and those who provide them, to talk candidly about their experiences and share stories of what it’s like to access mental health services, as well as to deliver them.
Using a range of creative and embodied approaches, we facilitate compassionate thinking about the ways in which we can work together to narrow the divide between the ‘ill’ and the ‘well’, improve relationships between mental health teams and the people they support and have a lasting impact on professional practice.
Mental Fight Club is a registered charity, no. 1158926.