Environments

Creating Environments Designed to Heal

Attending Design in Mental Health allows you to learn from and interact with experts who design, work in, and supply solutions for a diverse range of mental health environments. Below is a selection of the settings on which you can find information, ideas and inspiration at the event.

If you have expertise on the environments below on which you could speak at a future edition of Design in Mental Health, we are keen to hear from you. Please get in touch to discuss possible collaboration.

CAMHS
CAMHS

Selected content from the 2024 Conference Programme:

4 June 2024

16:20 - 16:40

5 June 2024

Real environments created by members of the Design in Mental Health community:

External courtyard to secure visiting space at Fitzroy House, Northampton, UK.

Image credit: P+HS Architects

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Corridor with wall graphics, touch down seating and anti-barricade doors at CAMHS Stopford House, Stockport, UK.

Image credit: FWP Group

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Modular lounge furniture in a CAMHS unit at Udston Hospital, Hamilton, Scotland.

Image credit: Pineapple Contracts

Clinical
Clinical

Selected content from the 2024 Conference Programme:

4 June 2024

11:00 - 11:30

Design for Health and Well-being – Design Suggestions For Interior Design in Compulsory Care Facilities

Speakers:

11:30 - 12:00

Patient and Staff Lived Experience of Social Spaces

Speaker:

  • Donna Ciarlo Doctoral Student - London Southbank University

14:30 - 15:00

A Sheltered Retreat for the Specialist Treatment of Eating Disorders: Kimmeridge Court

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5 June 2024

11:00 - 11:30

Collaboration and Co-Production – Impact on Design at RIS:ES Bexhill

Speakers:

  • Ed Dwight Senior Project Manager - Kier Construction Southern
  • Richard Barton Expert by Experience - Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Paula Kirkland Programme Director, Redesigning Inpatients Services in East Sussex (RIS:ES) - Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Robin Graham Gilling Dod Architects

11:30 - 12:00

14:30 - 15:00

A Whole New Way – Designing the New Cambridge Children’s Hospital

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Real environments created by members of the Design in Mental Health community:

View from patient bedroom corridor into Courtyard at Hopewood Park Hospital, Ryhope, Sunderland.

Image credit: Medical Architecture/Jennie Webb

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View from the café, into ‘The Street’ at Ferndene Children and Young People’s Centre, Northumberland, UK.

Image credit: Medical Architecture/Jill Tate

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Ward courtyard with “anti-ligature” sliding windows and risk-assessed landscape furniture and planting, at National Forensic Mental Health Service Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.

Image credit: Scott Tallon Walker Architects/Medical Architecture/Paul Tierney

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Environments

Custodial
Custodial

Selected content from the 2024 Conference Programme:

5 June 2024

11:00 - 11:30

Delivering Mental Health Care in The Prison Estate – Where Are We And Where Are We Going?

Speaker:

  • Laura Woods Consultant Nurse, Independent Prescriber Responsible Clinician, Forensic Healthcare Services - Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

11:30 - 12:00

Tuning into Mental Wellbeing

Speakers:

  • Kate Netten Evidence Specialist - HMPPS Evidence Based Practice Team
  • James Adamson Senior Manager, Mental Health Lead - HM Prison & Probation Service

Real environments created by members of the Design in Mental Health community:

Custodial doorsets at SPS Womans National Facility – Cornton Vale

Image credit: Safehinge Primera.

Dining furniture in a custodial environment at HM YOI (Young Offenders Institution) Feltham.

Image credit: Pineapple Furniture

Dining furniture at Southern Remand Centre, Tasmania, Australia.

Image credit: Xsquared Architects/Pineapple Contracts/©NatashaMulhall

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Dementia Care
Dementia Care

Selected content from the 2024 Conference Programme:

4 June 2024

16:00 - 17:00

It’s No Fun Getting Older

Speakers:

Real environments created by members of the Design in Mental Health community:

Enhancing the ambiance of the space by establishing a visual link with nature through the incorporation of elements such as LED sky, abstract forest wallpaper and organic manifestation pattern, at St Barnabas Hospice Wellbeing Day Centre, Boston, UK.

Image credit: Alessandro Caruso Architects

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Hair salon at Hammerson House, London, UK.

Image credit: P+HS Architects

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CGI-generated image of Elderly Care Room, showing repeatable base room layout configured for elderly care clinical use, with views of nature and natural light. Replicating domestic environment.

Image credit: HLM Architects

Outside Spaces
Outside Spaces

Real environments created by members of the Design in Mental Health community:

Bird’s eye view of central courtyard showing landscape and recreation areas at Sycamore at Northgate Hospital, Northumberland, UK.

Image credit: Medical Architecture/Richard Chivers

Roof garden patient courtyard at Springfield Hospital, London, UK.

Image credit: Sir Robert McAlpine

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External Therapy Space at Kingfisher Court, Radlett, UK.

Image credit: P+HS Architects

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S.E.N.
Neurodiversity

Selected content from the 2024 Conference Programme:

4 June 2024

15:00 - 15:30

Challenging The Norm – Designing Bespoke Environments for Learning Disabilities

Speakers:

16:20 - 16:40

Real environments created by members of the Design in Mental Health community:

Participant special education at New York-Presbyterian – The Uptown Hub, New York, USA.

Image credit: Stantec

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Multi-Sensory Room for SEN Unit within a Primary School.

Image credit: Creative Activity

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