Thinkarts – Promoting Mental Well-being through Artistic Expression




Since 2011, CREST has had responsibility for delivering Thinkarts across a wide area of north-east London.

The brief of Thinkarts is to promote well-being through artistic expression. Thinkarts! has a large membership of mental health users who contribute to its development. During this period it has arranged:

  • the “Christmas Crackers” exhibition at Barking and Dagenham Learning Centre
  • the “New Dawn” competition resulting in an exhibition at Southwark Cathedral
  • the “Listening Voices” sound installation created by the thinkarts! Creative Writing Group which was premiered at Ilford Library
  • the “Changes” Exhibition currently taking place at Oxford House in Bethnal Green

For further information about thinkarts!, contact Neesha Badhan at or visit our Facebook page here