About this course

We cordially invite you to a vital academic seminar discussing the important role of arts therapy in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, the most significant civil disaster in the UK in recent decades. This seminar will focus on the rapid, flexible, and holistic response necessary in such crises and the critical implementation of arts therapy by the Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service.



The Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service was established shortly after the tragedy to provide comprehensive NHS mental health support to the bereaved, survivors, the wider community, first responders, and staff members involved. Recognising early on the unique value of arts therapies, the service has developed a diverse, holistic approach to meet the deeply varied needs of a community devastated by such an immense tragedy.


Session Highlights

  • Discussion Panels: Engage with practitioners and leaders about the strategic deployment of arts therapies in disaster response and long-term recovery processes.
  • Experiential Workshops: Participate in sessions led by professional arts therapists, offering hands-on understanding of the therapeutic approaches employed.

This seminar is designed for academics, practitioners, policymakers, and anyone interested in the integration of arts therapies in disaster response frameworks. Attendees will gain insights into the complexities of responding to large-scale emergencies and the therapeutic interventions that support healing and resilience in affected populations.

Ms Teams /Face to face hybrid event

CNWL NHS Foundation Trust
350 Euston Road 
Regent's Place
London NW1 3AX


2 July 2024


06:00 pm - 08:30 pm


2.5 Hours


Hybrid (in-person/virtual)


  • Allied health
  • Psychological
  • Any Health Care Professional


£5 or £7

CNWL ICAPT & Brunel University Research Seminar Series | Seminar 6


The trainer

Lucy Wood, Nottingdale Resident and Senior Management Team Member, will set the context of the disaster and the immediate response.

Arts Therapists Yara Nasrany, Ursula Kelly, Abby Hubbard and Matteo Merla will provide an in-depth overview of the evolution and impact of the Arts Therapies Team.

Service User community members and representatives from local organisations will be joining the speakers on the day.