Hospital Rooms is a mental health charity that believes in the enduring power of the arts to instil value, dignity and wellbeing in people. Our aim is to disrupt the barriers that limit access to art and culture for people using mental health services. 

Nick Knight, Lily, 2008. Courtesy of Nick Knight

Nick Knight, Lily, 2008. Courtesy of Nick Knight

We commission museum quality artists to create inventive, compelling and compliant environments and artworks for mental health units. Our artists work collaboratively with service users, psychiatrists, allied health professionals and public health researchers to create inspirational spaces that enrich quality of life, encourage conversation, enhance self esteem and deepen ties between people. 

In addition, we programme art workshops for mental health service users that illuminate these environments and encourage meaningful participation in artistic activity. These sessions are effective in helping people to acquire new skills, build resilience, find new means of expression and form friendships. 

By treating environments with the equivalent value assigned to national museums or galleries and widening access to creative activity, we hope our projects will have a transformational impact on the people we work with and encourage lifelong participation in the arts.


Hospital Rooms is a registered charity in England and Wales. 

Registered Charity Number: 1168101