Double Deaths by Yvonne Mabs Francis (copyright: the artist)
Sectioned and Mental: A History Of The Madhouse look at an issue that touches our lives - either as we have our own mental health issues, or as friends and relatives of someone who does.
Can mental health be explored through art? Take a look through the artists' pages; listen to their stories and see how their personal experiences have influenced their work.
Mental: A History Of The Madhouse is repeated on BBC Four, Tuesday 11th January at 10pm & Friday 14th at 1.40am; Sectioned can be seen again on Tuesday 18th.
Five artists share personal stories of the way in which creativity has helped them with their mental health issues.... Read more: Free 'Sounds Mental' audio CD
Two programmes from the BBC and The Open University delve into the challenging subject of mental health. Read more: OU on the BBC: Mental Health - Sectioned/Mental - About the series
Following the broadcast in May 2010 of two television programmes on mental health, ‘Sectioned’ and ‘Mental: A History... Read more: Mental Health: Survey results
Mick McCormick is Assistant Head of Department and Lecturer in Social Work. He comments on the results from the... Read more: Having a choice: mental health services
Yvonne Mabs Francis talks about her experiences with mental health and how they influenced her paintings. Listen now: Artist insight: Yvonne Mabs Francis
Mental health problems are much more common amongst those who are homeless than in the general population. Tony, who... Watch now: Artist insight: Tony
Artist insight: Sound Minds Featuring: Audio Copyright: Flickr CreativeCommons Яick Harris http://www.flickr.com/photos/37153080@N00/368538048/
Musicians Devon and Clinton discuss their experiences of life on a mental health ward and how their passion for music... Listen now: Artist insight: Sound Minds
Marcia Bennett Male is a trained artist and stonemason. She talks about how her mental health inspired some of her work. Listen now: Artist insight: Marcia Bennett Male
Clare Shaw is an acclaimed poet and performer. She talks about her own experiences of self-harm and her work with the... Listen now: Artist insight: Clare Shaw
Artist insight: Dolly Sen Featuring: Audio Flickr CreativeCommons CamIncoll http://www.flickr.com/photos/11918152@N00/2614446449/ under Creative-Commons license
Dolly Sen describes herself as 'a professional mad person'. She talks openly about her childhood and how she used... Listen now: Artist insight: Dolly Sen
Social-entrepreneur Jason Pegler is the CEO of Chipmunkapublishing - a dedicated mental health publisher. He talks... Listen now: Artist insight: Jason Pegler
For Liz Bentley, when things got really bad, she eventually had to laugh. A comedienne, writer, poet and therapist,... Listen now: Artist insight: Liz Bentley
Browse through the resources below for further help or support with mental health issues. Read more: Mental health: Sources of support