Psychosis and the ArtsPsychosis and the Arts
Thursday 27 March 2014
@ Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre
17-25 New Yard Inn, London, EC2A 3EA

The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis (ISPS) is pleased to announce a one-day conference on ‘Psychosis and the Arts’ for therapists, for other professionals who work with people with psychosis, and for those with personal experience of psychosis and their families and friends.

The use of the arts in personalised recovery journeys, as well as in psychological treatment approaches to working with psychosis, is well known in contemporary mental health practice. In this one-day conference supported by Tate Modern, clinical and non-clinical speakers will come together in encouraging dialogue and dispelling some of the myths that persist in the field of psychosis and the arts, including Van Gogh’s ear.

The conference will provide a new lens through which ways of approaching the urgent UK agenda of compassionate care can be looked at in the context of the wider contribution of the arts for enhancing empathic mental health care. It will also address broader themes of social justice relevant to psychosis such as stigma and cultural displacement.

Speakers include: Bobby Baker, David Bell, Martin Gayford, Deepthiman Gowda, Bob Harris, Nanna Lüth, Wiebke Trunk and Meg Harris Williams.


  Early Bird Standard Low Waged (£12K pa)
ISPS UK Members £85 £100 £35
Non-members £110 £120 £50
Concessions* £25  

 *Concessions available for arts therapy trainees, student nurses, service users, family & friends of service users.  A limited number of bursary places are available for ISPS UK member service users, carers & student nurses.

 Please note that Early Bird registration closes on 14 February 2014.

For more information on this conference and to register, please see the ISPS UK website, download the conference programme and/or email the conference administrative team.