Newsletter - August

PsychART NEWSLETTER
August 2018
 
Your monthly newsletter celebrating creativity and psychiatry
 
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Extreme Doodling by Phanida Fung, Winner of the Judge's vote, psychART 2015 Art Competition
 
Welcome...
 
to your first PsychART newsletter!
 
PsychART is a psychiatry trainee organisation aiming to celebrate the longstanding links between the Arts and Psychiatry. We want to explore the role the arts can play in the lives of those living with  mental illness, as well as the exciting experiences and opportunities available to those
working in this field.
Following the super successful PsychART conference of 2017 in London we are busying away to plan another conference this winter. Spread the word, and spread it far! Keep those eyes peeled as we will be announcing the next conference date very soon.
Until then, enjoy reading about what we have been up to recently and get in touch to let us know  how you are exploring the creative arts, medicine and the human mind.
 
IDEAS
INSPIRATION
INSIGHT
 
CREATIVE WORKSHOP &
WELLBEING SERIES
various locations across London

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In collaboration with Health Education England we were able to provide a series of workshops for psychiatry trainees across London. We aimed to provide a relaxed space to explore individual creativity and meet like-minded individuals. The series consisted of 4 sessions run by experienced facilitator Mark Lovelace.

Details of the workshops:
April 4th 2018. Portrait studies in pencil and other media with the theme "face to face”.
April 18th 2018. Drawings in watercolour looking closely at flowers.
May 30th 2018. Portraits in expressive colour, thinking about the inner life of the subject.
May 23rd 2018. Tonal still life drawings, thinking about composition, movement and light.

These workshops proved incredibly popular! We have been really encouraged by the feedback that events like this can be a powerful tool for clinicians and we're hopeful about organising similar sessions in the future.
 
SUMMER SCHOOL
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN),
King's College London

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The Joy of Mania
 by Karrish Devan - runner up in PsychART 2015 Art Competition
We were excited to get the opportunity to meet post-GCSE students at the summer school and talk to them about psychART and most importantly why Psychiatry is such an important, rich and exciting
career choice.

ARTS IN MIND FESTIVAL
CREATE AND CONNECT WORKSHOP
IoPPN, King's College London

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An interactive workshop in the Arts in Mind festival at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) in June 2018. We used creative mediums to explore the role non-verbal  feedback can play in understanding patient encounters and the impact our sensory environment can have on our emotions and interactions with others.
The workshop also explored the role creative expression can to play in the cathartic process and the benefit this can have on mental wellbeing of professionals. This workshop was also very popular and we were thrilled such a diverse range of professionals attended, enabling such a rich mix of
professional perspectives and some really interesting ideas.
There was also the Re:create Psychiatry event at Arts in Mind, where members of the committee had an opportunity to discuss how initiatives like psychART could use the creative arts to help bridge the gaps between psychiatry and service users.
 
FEEL INSPIRED?
 
GET IN TOUCH
 
Maybe you would like to organise an event near you?
Get involved in spreading the aims of psychART and most importantly the importance of the Arts and Creativity in health. We would be happy to discuss ideas and how you could cultivate more creative activities near you.
 
SUGGESTED EXHIBITIONS AROUND THE UK
 
NOTTINGHAM
Traumascapes and landscapes of the interior can art heal emotional scars?
Until September 28th
Institiute of Mental Health, NG7 2TU
 
KENT
Encased: The Work of Cynthia Pell.
Until September 1st
Bethlem Museum of the Mind,
BR3 3BX
 
MANCHESTER
And Breathe... exploring the relationship between art and mindfulness.
Until March 15th 2019
Manchester Art Gallery, M2 3JL
 
LONDON
A Crash Course in Cloudspotting – an audiovisual installation shining the light on invisible disability.
September 5th to 9th
Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX
 
THE CREATIVE MIND PLAYS WITH THE OBJECTS IT LOVES
Carl Jung

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Homeless 1
by Rory Hutchinson, Winner of the Delegate's vote, psychART 2015 Art Competition

 
PsychART
2018 CONFERENCE
 
The committee are squirrelling away and are excited to be working with East London Foundation Health Trust to bring you an even bigger and better 2018 conference. The event will be in November 2018, so keep an eye out for further details!
 
That's all for now...
See you AGAIN SOON!

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Mental Combat
by Shaheena Bhaiji, psychART 2015 Art Competition

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Conference 2018

psychART 2018 Conference was on Friday 23rd November. For more info visit our event page clicking here

 

Please stay tuned for dates of upcoming events.

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