ABOUT 

ARTS FOR MENTAL HEALTH

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We are a student-led non-profit that hopes to provide students who are interested in both arts and psychology the opportunity to explore, experience, and learn together. All university students and sixth form students (worldwide) are welcome to join our free membership in which you can participate in our creative groups, submit articles to be published on our website, join our art workshops, participate in our psychology and art-related talks, take up volunteering roles, be updated with the latest psychology research findings, be updated on the relevant external events/ volunteering opportunities, as well as show your artwork in our exhibitions & performances. Come join us to explore the power of art, understand more about arts and creative therapies, learn about different mental health tips, and boost your psychology knowledge with like-minded students! 

OUR GOALS 

We aim to promote mental health through arts (e.g. drawing, painting, music, dance, sculpting…) and act as a platform for students to grow their knowledge and interest in arts and psychology. All students (university and sixth form students) are welcome to join our free membership. 

 

OUR SERVICES FOR MEMBERS• 

•  Participate in our Psychology and Arts-related talks

Learn about Psychology & Arts-related topics from professionals and artists. The talks and sharings are relevant to the term theme (Each term has its own distinct theme, three months per term). Topics include career information, sharing, informative knowledge, workshops...

•  Join our Art Workshops

We hold workshops for students to explore different artistic skills and develop a passion for arts, in hope that this can act as a channel for you to obtain better mental health. 

• Take up Volunteering and Leadership Roles

We provide good opportunities for you at ARTSMH to boost your work experiences and also benefit the community e.g. your school community, campus... 

•  Submit Articles to be published on our website 

Get your work published on our website to share your thoughts with students and professions in the field. 

•  Participate in our Creative Groups

 Creative groups allow students across the world to work on their artwork together while building valuable friendships with like-minded students. Creative Group leaders will guide the weekly zoom sessions according to the term theme. Our creative group leaders are all university students who can provide mentoring assistance for sixth form students in relation to their university preparation if they wish to major in psychology or arts-related subjects. A good opportunity for networking, obtaining better mental health and to learn about psychology-related topics in a fun and relaxed environment. 

• Get monthly updates on the latest Psychology Research Findings.

Being aware of the latest research findings boost your knowledge and allow better application into new creations and discoveries.

• Get updates on the latest relevant external events/ volunteering opportunities

Volunteer at charities to learn more about the power of arts, psychology and obtain some valuable work experiences. 

• Promote your artwork through our platform and participation in our exhibitions & performances

ALL OUR ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS ARE ONLINE.

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AIKO LEUNG

FOUNDER & CO-CHAIRMAN

Committee . Project Leader UCL Branch

University College London (UCL)

BSc Psychology with Education

BPS (Student Committee),

Chair-Elect/ Incoming Chair

LinkedIn: Aiko Leung

Website: aikoartdesign.com

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HENRY WANG

CO- OPPORTUNITES & WELFARE OFFICER

Co-Founder. Committee .

Project Leader UCL Branch

University College London (UCL)

BSc Psychology with Education

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YUTONG CHENG

CO- OPPORTUNITES & WELFARE OFFICER

Co-Founder. Committee .

Project Leader UCL Branch

University College London (UCL)

MA Comparative Education

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ANGUS CHUNG

RESEARCH OFFICER

Co-Founder . Committee .

Project Leader UCL Branch

University College London (UCL)

BSc Psychology

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RYAN LAU

CO-CHAIRMAN & TREASURER

Co-Founder. Committee .

Project Leader UCL Branch

University College London (UCL)

BSc Natural Sciences 

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TRISTA WU

SECRETARY & HEAD OF CREATIVE GROUP 

Co-Founder. Committee .

Project Leader UCL Branch

University College London (UCL)

BA Education Studies

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CALLUM FLYNN

CHILD PROTECTION OFFICER

Co-Founder . Committee

University College London (UCL)

BSc Psychology with Education

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DR. KERI WONG

SUPERVISOR & LEAD STAFF, UCL CHANGEMAKERS 

Assistant Professor (UCL)

Psychology & Human Development

Institute of Education (IOE)

PI, UCL-PENN Global Covid Study

Twitter: @DrKeriWong

Website: keriwong.com

CREATIVE GROUPS LEADERS

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AIKO LEUNG

CRAFTS & 3D 

University College London (UCL)

BSc Psychology with Education

https://www.aikoartdesign.com/

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JEFFREY CHUNG

MUSIC

King's College London 

BSc Psychology 

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TRISTA WU

DANCE

University College London (UCL)

BA Education Studies

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JASMINE SO

PAINTING/ DRWAING

Falmouth University  

BA (Hons) Animation & Visual Effects

CONTENT DEVELOPMENT TEAM

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KIMBERLY LOKE

HEAD EDITOR (HEAD OF TEAM)

University College London

BSc Psychology with Education 

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CALEB LIN

CO-EDITOR

University College London 

BSc Pscyhology 

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VIVIAN ZHANG 

CO-EDITOR

University College London 

BSc Pscyhology 

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AIKO LEUNG

CO-EDITOR

University College London

BSc Psychology with Education 

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IULIA NITA

CONTENT WRITER

University College London

MRes Translational Neuroscience 

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VRITTI VASWANI

CONTENT WRITER

University College London

BSocSc Psychology, Counselling & Human Resource Management

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GREGORY AYVAZOV

CONTENT WRITER (ART) 

University College London

BA History, Politics and Economics

https://www.instagram.com/_howtoart_/

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CEREN BAYRAKCI

CONTENT WRITER 

University College London

BSc Psychology and Language Sciences

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NADINE SEIF

CONTENT WRITER 

University of St. Andrews

BSc Psychology

RESEARCH TEAM
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ANGUS CHUNG

HEAD OF RESEARCH TEAM

University College London

BSc Psychology 

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JENNY DU

RESEARCHER

University College London

BSc Psychology

VOLUNTEERING TEAM
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HENRY WANG

CO- HEAD OF VOLUNTEERING TEAM

University College London (UCL)

BSc Psychology with Education

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RYLEE YIN 

VOLUNTEER - ADMIN & SOCIAL MEDIA

University College London (UCL)

BA Education

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YUTONG CHENG

CO- HEAD OF VOLUNTEERING TEAM

University College London (UCL)

MA Comparative Education

UCL BRANCH
CHANGEMAKERS X ARTSMH
GROUP LEADERS. ASSISTANTS
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NARISSA SAMANI

DANCE GROUP LEADER

University College London

MSci Psychology

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SAMANTHA LAM

PAINTING/DRAWING GROUP LEADER

University College London

BA Education

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ALEXIA ALEXANDRESCU

PAINTING/DRAWING ASSISTANT

University College London

BSc Psychology

Art instagram : @alessascrapbook

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AUBREY MA

DANCE ASSISTANT

University College London

BA Education

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RANIA IMAN VIRJEE

MUSIC GROUP LEADER

University College London

MSci Medical Sciences and Engineering

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CHRISTINA XIE 

PAINTING/DRAWING ASSISTANT

University College London

BSc Psychology with Education 

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SOFIA HONG

DANCE ASSISTANT

University College London

BSc Psychology and Language Sciences

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WAI LAM LEUNG

MUSIC ASSISTANT

University College London

MSci Psychology

DISCLAIMER

Arts for Mental Health is a resource platform and community for students. Contents and activities provided by our organisation are not a substitute for professional mental health treatment. Please contact a professional psychologist or therapist if needed. Contents in the 'Article' page are all student work. Though all articles are peer-reviewed by students and our team strives to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information, we cannot guarantee they are 100% perfect. You are advised to use the reference lists provided under each article for more information.