The arts have been a key feature within the Institute since it founded in 2006. Art can be a therapeutic activity that helps people tell their story.

Art can educate and help to improve personal wellbeing. It  can provide an educational medium to raise awareness about mental health and diminish the stigma associated to mental distress.

Several exhibitions are held each year at the Institute in an ongoing partnership with City Arts Nottingham and Nottingham Contemporary. Visit our current exhibition page for more information about what artworks and ideas are currenty being displayed.

The arts and mental health co-ordinator is associate professor Dr Gary Winship and the deputy is research fellow Elvira Perez.


House for a Gordion Knot

A sculpture by Ekkehard Altenburger, entitled House for a Gordion Knot, was commissioned to mark the opening of the new Institute of Mental Health building back in 2006, watch the video below to see its unveiling ceremony: