15/02/2017 'CREATIVITY IMPROVES WELLBEING': ART TRANSFORMS MENTAL HEALTH WARD

The Guardian, 15th February 2017

A psychiatric ward in London has been given a makeover, with work donated by artists and workshops for patients

When most people think of a secure mental health unit, they don’t tend to picture it decorated with artwork by award-winning artists and patients.

A psychiatric ward housing patients with schizophrenia in Springfield University hospital in Tooting, London, however, has undergone an artistic renovation. The once blank, colourless walls now house a variety of pieces from artists such as the Turner Prize-winning Assemble and photographer Nick Knight as well as by ...