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Join us for King's College London's Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience's flagship event to mark World Mental Health Day 2023, which will explore lived experiences of psychosis.

The Directors, produced by Artangel, is a collaboration between artist Marcus Coates and individuals in recovery from different lived experiences of psychosis. Positioned behind the camera, each of them directs Coates in a filmed restaging of particular episodes from their lives. From the series of five films, a screening of The Directors: Marcus will be followed by a panel discussion between the artist, experts by experience and contributions from medical, psychiatric and care fields.

The event will take place in the Wolfson Lecture Theatre, and will draw out the themes of World Mental Health Day 2023; mental health as a Universal Human Right and the duty of society to promote that. The event will conclude with a drinks reception.


For more information about The Directors please visit the Artangel website here.

What's Going On? is a resources hub created to highlight and share The Directors and associated background materials as a free educational resource: for example, in medical, psychiatric and care settings as well as in judicial education. It will continue to be updated with research, resources and conversations. Explore the What's Going On resources hub here.

Image credits: Film stills from The Directors: Marcus, Marcus Coates (2022) Produced by Artangel and commissioned with Art Fund Support


*Please note that photographs and footage will be taken throughout this event and could be used for marketing and publicity including our website, social media or any third party publication.*

*The films contain scenes which some viewers may find distressing. Personal experiences are discussed across all the films. These include psychosis, hearing voices, paranoia, delusions, hallucinations, intrusive thoughts, obsessive compulsive disorder, suicide, self-harm and anxiety. Some of the films also contain strong language and sexual references. Viewer discretion is advised.*

At this event

Sally  Marlow

Professor of Practice in Public Understanding of Mental Health Research

Matthew Hotopf

Executive Dean, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

Preety Das

Academic Clinical Fellow

Event details

Wolfson Lecture Theatre
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN)
IoPPN, 16 De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AB