School of English and Drama

Mad Hearts: The Arts and Mental Health

A two day conference organised by Arts and Culture and the MSc Creative Arts and Mental Health at Queen Mary University of London

17-18 May 2019 | QMUL Mile End | ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre

This two-day conference explores productive, radical, contemporary encounters between the arts and mental health, bringing together clinical, artistic and research perspectives that offer a re-interpretation of contemporary mental health science and practice.

Mad Hearts: Arts and Mental Health Conference Brochure [PDF 392KB]

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Thematic sessions will range from the importance of narrative and meaning making in mental health, to the pedagogical use of the arts as progressive intervention, and arguments for a radical shift in mental health practice. The programme is enriched by theatre performances on the theme of mental health and an art exhibition. Delegates will have the opportunity to contribute their responses through a 'long table' discussion; this will provide the stimulus for the panel discussion with stakeholders and international experts that will round off the conference.  

We welcome mental health professionals, researchers and any members of the general public interested in the way the arts can contribute to mental health.

For more information please contact: Maria Turri


Special Ticket Offers for Attendees

Enter the discount code – QUEENMARY – when booking tickets

RIDICULUSMUS - £10 tickets to Die! Die! Die…  on any date from 8– 25 May

A funny and fragile study of ageing, death and the forgotten art of grieving.

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 £10 tickets to Give Me Your Love on 25 May   

A show about Post-Traumatic Stress and the therapeutic effects of MDMA.

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