art

‘People say more in their art than in reports and case conferences,’ declares Lemn Sissay towards the start of this extraordinary evening. Sissay is an award-winning wordsmith whose blistering poems and plays have explored his sufferings as a child in the care system of the...

I have always enjoyed observing people, thinking about why they do certain things or about how they will behave. But my interest crystallised as an undergraduate. I studied at St Xavier’s College in Mumbai, which had a world-class psychology department. My teachers were...

As every researcher knows, participants are central to the success of a study. This is especially true of longitudinal cohort studies where the project can last decades, tracking the natural history of health and disease. A unique exhibition taking place in Edinburgh is...

In this spirit of mixing things up a bit, the four reviews below are written by people with very different profiles. See also Sally Marlow’s interview with the festival’s creative...

September sees a collaboration between Sharron Hinchliff, Reader in Psychology and Health at the University of Sheffield, and Pete McKee, an artist from Sheffield known for his evocative images and distinctive style (‘Till the end of our days’, below).

Part of Festival...

I met Emmy at her house in the outskirts of Sheffield. Our conversation covered therapy, politics, and her art [see also this month's special feature].

Do you think we’ve lost academic debate?
Certainly in the media. When I think back to 30 or 40...

In 'The Vanity of Small Differences', Turner Prize winning and media savvy contemporary artist Grayson Perry considers issues of class in modern Britain through six large tapestries and associated sketches. 

The collection consists of six very large intricate...

Therapy is both art and science. We draw upon research as we practise naturally, but our craft is not so clear cut and limited as to be simply such-and-such an intervention to this degree and in that way. Humans are too messy. There are deeper waters in the human mind and...

The annual Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF), led by the Mental Health Foundation, is now in its 12th year and runs from 7-27 May 2018. The festival aims to support the creativity of individuals expressing their interest and struggle with mental health...

Across the UK, academics, health professionals, voluntary organisations, communities and others are using arts and humanities research and methodology to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of the population. The Health Humanities Medal will celebrate and showcase the...