About Helen Omand
Helen is an art psychotherapist who works in an open studio for adults with mental health difficulties, and as an artist practitioner and filmmaker in arts in health and community arts. Helen’s background is in art and psychology. Her own art practice, shown here, runs alongside her clinical practice as a therapist, and uses ceramics, drawing and video. Her work is an intuitive response to a growing awareness of unconscious processes within the individual and society.

Helen also works with a collective of artist/ art therapists who research the relationship between training and working as an art psychotherapist and individual artistic practice, which has resulted in exhibitions including Art and Art Psychotherapy at NoFormat gallery, London in 2013, and as part of Making Your Mark, the International Art Therapy conference 2013.

Helen's recent projects include co-creating a short film for the Science Museum shown in the exhibition Painless in 2013, and facilitating an installation 'Allowing' with mental health service users, exhibited as part of Rowan Arts festival, Islington Exhibits 2014. Her previous work includes facilitating workshops for young people, including projects for Creative Partnerships, Headliners, Art4Space and Studio3 Arts and Vital Regeneration. Helen regularly works with the Light Surgeons, for example on films for the Crafts Council; the National Maritime Museum, and Super Everything, an audiovisual live cinema piece for the British Council in Malaysia. She has been a visiting speaker on the Goldsmiths MA and foundation art therapy courses.

Contact helenomand@mac.com