What does a successful collaboration between the arts and clinical practice look like? What makes it meaningful? And how could it be measured?
To conclude the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience’s Arts in Mind festival, we drew together a diverse crowd of clinicians, arts practitioners and people with lived experience to explore the successes and challenges of arts-medical collaborations and envision new ways of working.
This dialogue featured contributions from Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt, parliamentary researcher and author of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health, and Wellbeing Report; David O’Flynn, Chair of the Adamson Collection and Consultant Psychiatrist in Rehabilitation and Challenging Behaviour, SLaM; Sally Marlow, radio broadcaster and addictions researcher, KCL; Stan Papoulias, Assistant Director of the Service User Research Enterprise, IoPPN; Peter MacRae and Hannah Ali from RCPsych’s Art Special Interest Group; Matthew Swann, CEO of the City of London Sinfonia; RE:CREATE Psychiatry Founding Members Lauren Gavaghan, Consultant Psychiatrist, and Susan Young, animation and mental health researcher, Royal College of Art; and Mao Fong Lim, medical student and the event’s Artist in Residence.