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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...

A wealth of evidence underscores the positive impact that arts and culture can have on our health, our individual and collective wellbeing, and our ability to live rich, meaningful lives. These affordances have come to the fore during the Covid-19 pandemic, with myriad arts...

As an artist, collage has always been my preferred medium of choice. Even when completing the first-year foundation of an MA Art Therapy course, I would use collage if I could get away with it. Perhaps that is why, after a somewhat circuitous career route, I...