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SICK! Festival stands up for and shines a light on issues and untold stories of people and communities surrounding mental ill health and physical ill health. Since 2013, the festival has collaborated with artists, practitioners, and researchers in Manchester and around the...

A couple of years ago I had four or five sessions with a Jungian Therapist. She was an elderly woman and seemed to have ridden out the period of History in which Carl Jung was viewed with deep suspicion. In her commitment to Jung’s methods she seemed almost like a bona-fide...

Recent times have brought us a global pandemic and political, societal and cultural movements. What might feel like a time of turbulence and change has also revealed itself as a time of creativity and opportunities to pause and rethink from new perspectives. Against that...

Desmond Tutu says: ‘Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.’ As an arts organisation working with communities in the North East of England, Monkfish feels the urgency of these words of wisdom now more...

The Routledge 'Psychology of Everything' series is publishing its latest wave of titles, and we have some exclusive chapters to share. Read more about the series, and find past chapters on...

Parenting and sharenting

Professor Sonia Livingstone’s co-authored book, ‘Parenting for a Digital Future’, was researched and written before the pandemic...

Ever since the financial crisis in 2007, scholars have written about the economy, the reshaping of the welfare system, cuts to health care budgets, reduction of social care funds, the growth of mental health problems, emerging poverty, destitution and homelessness, which I...

Psychological therapies and Art Therapy: do they speak the same language, or is Creative Psychology a (new) professional field that can integrate the benefits of both?’

As a BPS member and fan of The Psychologist, I was pleasantly surprised to read Sue Holttum’s article...

We are living through a social paradox: mental health research has proved that social connection is crucial to wellbeing, yet during this pandemic social isolation is crucial to survival. Relationships are one of the most important aspects of our lives, but we can often...

In 2016, I co-founded Element, a social enterprise that produces creative arts projects with young people leaving the care system, and at-risk school students. Our work is heavily based on group delivery in physical spaces. As soon...