SLaM Arts

We believe that getting involved in art can have a positive effect on mental health and wellbeing. In this part of our website you can find out more about our work to encourage and promote the use of art.


Art in Mind is part of SLaM and partners at Tate Exchange: mental health stigma, social contact and art – a collaboration between Kings College Londons Department of Health Service and Population Research and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM), brokered and supported by the Cultural Institute at Kings.


'Art for your pocket' 31 March and 1 April 2017

SLaM AdArt is one of the Tate Exchange Associates for the Art In Mind event. Find out more:

Drop in on 31st March 2:30 - 4:30 and 1st April 2017 from 12 - 5, at Tate Exchange, Switch House, Level 5, Tate Modern.

Exchange a smile for a unique 'art for your pocket' piece, in the SLaM AdArt lucky dip. Drop in to create your own 'art for your pocket' work. All the exchanges will transform a dynamic display of smiles and pocket size art works. All welcome! Don't miss it!

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At Tate Exchange, Switch House, Level 5
Tate Modern,

FRIDAY, 31  MARCH – SATURDAY, 1  APRIL 2017 - 12:00-17:00

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) Arts, a Tate Exchange Associate, invite you to a two-day drop-in experience to explore arts in therapy, arts for wellbeing, and join our art exchange.

  • Take part in artist-led workshops with artists from SLaM AdArt and the Salome Gallery
  • Experience Arts in Therapy with SLaM Arts Therapists
  • Exchange artwork for a gesture or a smile and share conversations
  • Film screenings and artist and health practitioner talks.

 Find out more:

Useful documents:

Strategy Flyer: front and back

SLaM Arts strategy staff and providers consultation report 2012
Content analysis on themes from a co-produced consultation event.

SLaM Arts strategy update September 2015
SLaM Arts Strategy update September 2015

Arts accessibility for people with mental health problems 2012
A summary of a report by the Scottish Development Centre for Mental Health 2010

Literature review
On arts and mental health, health, wellbeing, social inclusion and recovery 2012

Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment (MWIA)
Report on the Art into Life gallery workshops at Tate Modern, for older adults with mental health problems and dementia, 2011. A partnership between SLaM and Learning, Tate Modern.

Impact Art Fair 2013 evaluation for publication
An evaluation of the Impact Art Fair 2013

Journeys of Appreciation Programme - Case study 
A case study about the Journeys of Appreciation Programme

Content analysis on themes from the commissioned Trustwide service user led focus groups

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