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Events and Talks

Drawing Insight - A Conversation

September 2017

An open conversation event about the positive impact of Art on Health and Wellbeing, at The Regency Town House in Hove, 25th September 2017.


The event marks the end of the Drawing Insight exhibition held at The Regency Town House Autumn Exhibitions 16th-24th September. 

Talk to the artists, facilitators and organisers about their experiences during the project.   


The aim of the Insight Partnership is to bring together artists from different creative backgrounds in order to experience each other's ways of working, learn from each other and explore the connection between arts and health. 

Drawing Insight

January 2017

Working collaboratively since October 2016, three inspiring artists have shared their practice and experience of each other’s way of working during the Drawing Insight project. Together and separately they have created new and insightful artworks whilst maintaining a dialogue about their artistic practice and the art world more generally.

We invite creative writing students to meet the artists, view the artworks created on display at artOne and work with us on creating a written response that could inform the work and be included in the final exhibition at Pallant House in March.

Meet the Artist

July 2015

Meet the Artist - Yvonne J Foster: A presentation on being open, honest and getting your artistic voice heard. Sharing her professional, artistic and personal journey from the edge of a breakdown to artist and designer. 

'Yvonne J Foster is an artist living with mental health issues. Artwork has been her focus following a breakdown in 2011 and the resulting admissions to psychiatric hospital. Since then Yvonne has had a number of exhibitions and worked on collaborative projects with Sussex Partnership NHS Trust, Grassroots Suicide Prevention, and United Response, promoting arts for health, positive attitudes towards mental health and suicide awareness.'

Creative Future

Building Safer Suicide Communities

July 2014

One day Conference on Suicide Prevention - Yvonne J Foster, keynote speaker. 

Sussex University, hosted by a local charity Grassroots Suicide Prevention and Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust.


Looking at local initiatives and stories from people with lived experience of suicide and mental ill health. Various speakers and workshops. Also a focus on support for people bereaved by suicide.

BBC Radio Sussex

March 2014

BBC Radio Sussex with Danny Pike

On air interview and discussion about suicide, following the death of L'wren Scott.

Postcards from the Edges Pop Up

February 2014

Postcards from the Edges Pop Up House of Commons, Westminster, London

Following a hugely successful tour which visited London, Liverpool, Bristol and Gateshead, United Response organised a one-off pop-up exhibition of Postcards from the Edges right at the heart of Parliament.

Postcard creator and panel member Yvonne J Foster was interviewed by Martyn Lewis, president of United Response and spoke out about living with mental health illness. 

World Suicide Prevention Day

September 2013

World Suicide Prevention Day

Yvonne J Foster the keynote speaker tells 'An Artist's Story' a personal story of how a suicide prevention intervention touched her life.




Press: Grassroots - Guest Blog and for ScissorsPaperRock 

Thoughts about Art and Suicide Prevention

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