About Helen Omand
Helen is an art psychotherapist with an MA from Goldsmiths. She currently works as an art therapist 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 an art therapist, and uses ceramics, drawing and video. Recent work is an intuitive response to a growing awareness of unconscious processes within the individual and society. This year Helen worked with a collective to make an exhibition Art and Art Psychotherapy, at NoFormat gallery to explore the relationship between training to be an art psychotherapist and artistic practice.

Helen's recent projects include co-creating a short film for the Science Museum, and 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 projects for the Crafts Council; the National Maritime Museum, and Super Everything, an audiovisual live cinema piece for the British Council in Malaysia. For more information see http://www.lightsurgeons.com/tag/helen-omand/

Contact helenomand@mac.com