Arts for Mental Health
ARTSMH is a student-led non-profit that hopes to provide students who are interested in both the arts and mental health an opportunity to explore, experience and learn together. The UCL ARTSMH Outreach Branch (student-led project via Student Union) holds a 3-months programme with each partnering school. During the programme, we provide art-making activities, self-reflection opportunities and…

ARTSMH is now collaborating with Outward Housing ( to provide our art & mental health programme to the wider London community. We are now recruiting Arts for Mental Health ambassadors to lead a 2-month programme. Please see below the timeline of our programme. 


Month 1 (Painting)

Session 1: Paint medium exploration

Session 2: Artwork creation 1

Session 3: Artwork creation 2

Session 4: Collaborative artwork and Discussion 

Month 2 (Digital Art)

Session 1: Digital art medium exploration 

Session 2: Cybersecurity talk 

Session 3: Artwork creation 

Session 4: In-person exhibition of created artwork, discussion and evaluation of the whole programme and a wrap-up social.



Artwork created throughout the programme can be featured in our in-person annual exhibition if participants wish to, where participants will have the opportunity to sell and profit from their artwork.


To learn more about the ARTSMH, please visit our website:

To learn more about our partnering organisation - Outward Housing, please visit: 


Time commitment

In-person session (1 session per week)
Application deadline
What measures have you put in place to ensure volunteers’ safety during COVID-19?
Facial masks and social distancing are not required during the session, as the COVID-19 restrictions are not mandatory anymore by both the government and UCL.

This is an opportunity offered by a Student-Led Volunteering Project. It is run by UCL students and supported and supervised by staff in Students' Union UCL Volunteering Service.