Nicola Bealing, ’The Epithet of Superb Seems Ill-applied to the Female’ (Ink, oil and spray paint on linen, 152x121cm (2016), Courtesy  of the artist and Matt’s Gallery, London..jpg

Greenfields

Livewell Southwest

Above Image: Nicola Bealing, ’The Epithet of Superb Seems Ill-applied to the Female’ (Ink, oil and spray paint on linen, 152x121cm (2016), Courtesy of the artist and Matt’s Gallery, London

Greenfields is the second women’s unit to be selected by Hospital Rooms and the first collaboration with Livewell Southwest. Greenfields provides individualised care, treatment and recovery for women with severe and enduring mental health problems.

Over the next six months, artists Abigail Reynolds, Andy Harper, Damian Griffiths, Emma Talbot, Nicola Bealing and Steve Claydon will transform communal spaces in the nine-bed unit at Mount Gould Hospital, located close to Plymouth city centre. The project has been generously funded by clothing brand Seasalt Cornwall and is supported by Livewell Southwest.

In-keeping with Seasalt’s passion for the abundant creativity of Cornwall, co-founders Niamh White and Tim A Shaw have selected artists with strong links to the South West. Nicola Bealing is based at The Cornubian Arts & Science Trust (CAST) in Helston, while Abigail Reynolds and Andy Harper work out of Porthmeor Studios in St. Ives.

Greenfields offers round-the-clock nursing care and personalised treatment to women with severe and long-standing mental health problems. Some may have spent time in a more secure unit before arriving at the unit or may be referred to the safe and supportive environment offered by Greenfields because they are finding it hard to function at home. Greenfields provides a service to both informal service users and those detained under the Mental Health Act. The multi-disciplinary team at the unit focuses on ensuring women feel safe and supported as they get the care they need to feel better.

Left to right: Diane Bratt, Unit Manager at Greenfields, Deap Khambay, Head of Sustainability at Seasalt, Polly Hole, Sustainability Communications Manager at Seasalt, Natalie Tilbury, Project Co-ordinator at Hospital Rooms, Artist Steve Claydon, Kitty Hiller, Product Marketing Manager t Seasalt, Co-Founders of Hospital Rooms Tim A Shaw and Niamh White and Artist Nicola Bealing.

Left to right: Diane Bratt, Unit Manager at Greenfields, Deap Khambay, Head of Sustainability at Seasalt, Polly Hole, Sustainability Communications Manager at Seasalt, Natalie Tilbury, Project Co-ordinator at Hospital Rooms, Artist Steve Claydon, Kitty Hiller, Product Marketing Manager t Seasalt, Co-Founders of Hospital Rooms Tim A Shaw and Niamh White and Artist Nicola Bealing.

Left to right Andy Harper, Emma Talbot and Abigail Reynolds

Left to right Andy Harper, Emma Talbot and Abigail Reynolds