To commemorate World Mental Health Day, the Wellbeing Research Hub at London College of Fashion held an event funded by the British Psychological Society London & Home Counties branch.

The multidisciplinary panel of experts explored known mental health issues in fashion and the creative industries and proposed means of addressing them. The panel comprised fashion commentator and activist for diversity, Prof Caryn Franklin MBE; fashion model and health advocate, Rosie Nelson; Clinical Psychologist, and ex-ballerina, Dr Annmarie Rankin; and Consultant Psychiatrist, Chair of the Adamson Collection Trust and Director of the Bethlem Gallery, Dr David O’Flynn. The panel was Chaired by Subject Director Psychology LCF, Dr Carolyn Mair, CPsychol, FBPsS, who is also Chair of LHC branch. The event was sold out and attended by 250 students, academics, practitioners from psychology, fashion, art and related disciplines and public.

Following this event, I was contacted by the Business of Fashion to explore the issue further. The full article is available here.