Scapegoat – 15 October 2015 - 21 October 2015

An exhibition by Winnicott Wednesdays, a group of artists and art psychotherapists, exploring the concept of scapegoating and the psychotherapy term ‘scapegoat transference'.

Scapegoat transference (Schaverien, 1992) refers to one way an artwork could be utilised by the client. Through repetition and ritual, collecting and containing, memory and language, the exhibition will explore how creative processes can imbue an object with feelings such as envy, greed and shame, with the potential for transformation and creative opportunities.

Portugal Prints – 8 October 2015

Portugal Prints is opening its doors to exhibit the work of artists working at Arlington House.

Part of Westminster Mind, Portugal Prints gives people the opportunity to design and print a range of work and there will be opportunities to buy prints and cards.

5pm - 7.30pm – Private View


Arlington House
220 Arlington Road
London NW1 7HE

Exhibition continues:  9th October – 16th October 11am to 4pm by appointment

Lost and Found – 1 October 2015 – 31 October 2015

The 'Lost & Found' Exhibition is the culmination of a series of creative workshops designed to examine the mental health issues of homeless people.

Working towards interpreting the brief of 'lost & found', the project offered an opportunity for the homeless clientele of ‘The Welcome Centre’ and clients of the 'NELFT - IAPT Redbridge' (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) Initiative, Goodmayes Hospital to engage in a series of creative workshops.

"Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?" – 7 October 2015 – 11 December 2015

The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Kings College London is hosting an exhibition investigating the connections between medication, creativity and health.

Taking place within the MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre. The exhibition features the work of artist Kayleigh Baker.


Keep the Home Fires Burning – until 31 October 2015

Bethlem Museum of the Mind is currently hosting an exhibition focusing on the mental health of those on the Home Front in World War One.

'My Life', Shape Open exhibition – submission deadline 5 October

The Shape Open is an annual call-out for disabled and non-disabled artists to submit work in response to a disability-focused theme. Exhibiting artists will be selected by a panel of arts industry judges to show their work at Shape Open patron Yinka Shonibare MBE’s Guest Projects space. The winning artist will receive a £1,000 prize.

This year's theme, chosen Yinka Shonibare, is 'My Life'.

Preview, Art for Youth exhibition, London – 5 October 2015

HRH Princess Anne will attend the preview night for the 28th annual Art for Youth London exhibition on Monday 5 October 2015 at the Mall Galleries, London. The Art for Youth London exhibition raises funds to supporting the work of UK Youth.

The exhibition is free to attend and runs from 6 to 9 October.

Read more about attending the preview

Koestler Awards, London – 1 October 2015

'Re:Form' is the official opening of the 2015 Koestler Awards, the national showcase of arts by prisoners, offenders on community sentences, secure psychiatric patients and immigration detainees. Working alongside Southbank Centre exhibition hosts, to welcome visitors and invigilate the exhibition, are ex-offenders, specially recruited, trained and employed by the Koestler Trust.

Art and Recovery symposium, Manchester – 13 October 2015

A free symposium on the value of art within the addiction and recovery agenda. The symposium coincides with Melanie Manchot’s exhibition, TWELVE a multi channel video installation exploring the intimate stories, rituals, repetitions and ruptures of lives spent in addiction and recovery.

10:00–12:30, 13 October

Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

t: 0161 832 8034

Dignity in Mental Health art exhibition, Liverpool - submissions open

Liverpool will celebrate World Mental Health Day on Saturday 10 October with a programme of events more extensive and varied than those offered in any other city in the UK. The activities range from music, performance and debates to film, training, advice and information. Now in its 6th year and organised by Liverpool Mental Health Consortium, one of the most popular events in our World Mental Health Day programme has proved to be the art exhibition.

Baltic Creative, Baltic Triangle, Liverpool

9–11 October 2015


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