Our mission at Paintings in Hospitals is to use art to inspire better health and wellbeing for everyone. However, in light of the latest guidance on tackling coronavirus (COVID-19), we must prioritise the health of our team and that of the vulnerable people with whom we work.

For this reason, we have made the decision to temporarily minimise our office presence until further notice. Our office hours continue as 9:30am - 6:00pm, Monday - Friday, with some members of our team working remotely. For general enquiries please email [email protected] and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

We have also taken the decision to temporarily close the Menier Gallery to the public. This is subject to change following advice from the government. For all gallery enquiries, please contact [email protected].

While our office presence is minimised and the Menier Gallery is closed to the public, our mission continues. We'll be sharing new stories on our website and social media channels. Give us a follow on Twitter (@artinhospitals), Facebook and Instagram (@paintingsinhospitals), if you’d like to read something a bit more uplifting than the recent news. (For advice on how to look after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak, check out this BBC article.)

Paintings in Hospitals is carrying out detailed risk assessments and limiting our contact with vulnerable patients, service users and care staff wherever possible. Members of the Paintings in Hospitals team will also be limiting our travel. We would ask our care partners to consider digital alternatives to meeting in person. Paintings in Hospitals art selections and activities can also be carried out digitally/remotely and could provide welcome relief for those in isolation. For more information, please email [email protected].

These are uncertain times but, as always, we will find creative ways to keep working with our care partners and using art to encourage and empower people across the country.

Thank you for your support and please bear with us through this period of disruption. We will update this post with any new details as they become available.

In the meantime, please look after yourself and those around you.

(Last updated: 21/04/2020)