Mental Health Report

Why Headspace is going local

Headspace’s Healthy, Happy America initiative will see the brand partner with local organisations to put on mindfulness events in cities across the US. We talk to Chief Creative Officer Caroline Pay about the project, and Headspace’s plans for the future

Inside the student mental health crisis

As the debate rages on about universities’ duty of care to students, CR speaks to education body GuildHE about the scale of the challenge facing art colleges across the country – and why it’s going to take much more than mindfulness sessions and puppy rooms

So you want to be … an art therapist

Art therapy can be hugely effective in treating both children and adults. Here we talk to two art therapists, Sarah Harrison-Greaves and Nigel Durkan, about the challenges and rewards it offers as a career and how it impacts their own creative work

Avoid burnout in creative teams

How to avoid burnout in creative teams

For years, the creative and ad industries have fetishised long days and late nights – but now the narrative is changing. We talked to leaders at Engine, JKR and Facebook about how to stay in tune with creative teams and curb burnout before it’s too late

Photography by Sian Davey

Siân Davey on mental health, poverty and photography

The psychotherapist turned photographer is working on a Wellcome Trust commission exploring the link between poverty and mental health. Before the series is revealed this summer, she discusses the considerations, ethics and urgency behind this kind of work

Changing our view of mental health

From stock images to ad campaigns and TV dramas, we take a look the creative projects that are challenging stigmas around mental health problems – and offering a more nuanced portrayal of conditions from anxiety to OCD 

Could AI be the secret to managing our mental health?

Talking to a bot about how you’re feeling may sound like something out of a sci-fi film, but the technology has the potential to revolutionise the way we treat – and even prevent – mental health problems. CR investigates the possibilities of AI therapy

Creative leaders on… confidence

There’s few among us that haven’t experienced feelings of insecurity, especially when it comes to our own work. So how do you deal with a crisis in confidence? Designer Aries Moross, Director Max Siedentopf and former head of 4Creative Alice Tonge share their thoughts

On Creativity and Madness

Is there any truth to the idea that creativity and mental illness may be interlinked? Richard Holman examines the question here, looking at examples from art and literary history as well as science to shed light on the matter


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