Julian Opie. Four seagulls. 2018. Paint on wall, Unique

Julian Opie. Four seagulls. 2018. Paint on wall, Unique

Eileen Skellern 1
Maudsley Hospital

Participating Artists

Paresha Amin, Aimee Mullins, Harold Offeh, Nengi Omuku, Julian Opie, Tamsin Relly, Tim A Shaw

Hospital Rooms is delighted to launch a new project with Eileen Skellern 1, a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) for women at the Maudsley Hospital in South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, on World Mental Health Day, 10th October 2017.

Our artists will work in collaboration with the unit’s community to co-produce highly inventive, compelling and NHS compliant artworks and environments that will be permanently installed in Eileen Skellern 1 PICU.

The project is funded by Arts Council England and through the generosity of Hospital Rooms’ friends and donors. We are also grateful to Colart who will supply high quality artist materials for the project through their brand Liquitex.

“We are really excited to be working with Hospital Rooms and a team of leading artists. Psychiatric Intensive Care Units support patients at a time when they are acutely unwell and at their most vulnerable. The experience of patients and staff in these units is hugely affected by the aesthetic and design of the physical environment. This innovative project will bring together patients, clinicians and artists to co-produce museum quality artwork. Using the power of art to empower women in mental health crises and promote recovery will lead to a sustained positive change in the way we care for our patients.”

Dr Faisil Sethi, Consultant Psychiatrist; Ronnie Adeduro, Clinical Services Lead; Rebecca Davies, Occupational Therapist. Eileen Skellern 1, Maudsley Hospital


Tamsin Relly, Pink Shadow, 2017, 35.5 x 41.5cm, Water colour on multiple acrylic sheets

Tamsin Relly, Pink Shadow, 2017, 35.5 x 41.5cm, Water colour on multiple acrylic sheets

Eileen Skellern 1 (ES1) is a psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU) at the Maudsley Hospital in London. We offer care for women who live in the catchment area of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Our team includes health and social care staff from a range of professions. We provide semi-secure psychiatric and intensive hospital care for women who have severe and on-going mental illnesses. We provide assessment, treatment and intensive multidisciplinary care, and interface with a range of services inside and outside the healthcare setting.

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust: provides NHS care and treatment for people with mental health problems. They also provide services for people who are addicted to drugs or alcohol. As well as serving the communities of South London, they provide specialist services for people from across the UK and beyond. Locally, they deliver mental health services for people living in the London boroughs of Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark; and substance misuse services for residents of Bexley, Lambeth, Greenwich and Wandsworth.

They provide clinical services in seven London boroughs, with a combined population of nearly 2 million people covering an area of 168 square miles, rich in culture, diversity and architecture. They are part of an Academic Health Sciences Centre called King's Health Partners with King’s College London, Guy’s and St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts and their aim is to be a leader in improving health and wellbeing - locally, nationally and globally.

Internationally they work with Macani Medical Centre an Abu Dhabi based organisation set up to bring the highest quality health care to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

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