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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...

Arts in Mind is a week-long festival, 4-10 June 2018, celebrating innovative collaborations between researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN)...

A pop-up café which brings together arts, research and information on dementia is set to tour the UK starting this month. The Imagination Café, founded by University of West London Professor of Arts and Health and Head of Dementia Care, Victoria Tischler, will visit Llandudno...

My friend proclaimed ‘I am an art addict’, and then proceeded to follow up that uncompromising statement with an explanation: ‘I was hiking in Patagonia, and, although surrounded by an incredible display of natural beauty, my brain wanted to see a work of art. I always need...

The University of Leicester’s Attenborough Arts Centre, just around the corner from the British Psychological Society, is home to a ‘DeStress Fest’ until the end of March. Exhibitions, performances and workshops will be held on the themes of mental health, neurodiversity,...

The Psychologist appeared at Latitude Festival in Suffolk for the third year running this summer, with two sessions. This one will be available as a podcast in the new year; what follows is an edited transcript.

Is it time...