Meet the team
We have an experienced team which includes an art psychotherapist and music therapists.
Abby Hubbard, Project Lead
Abby has worked in this role since 2012 and has led projects including the Horton Film project 2012 and 2013, Brent Torch relay project, Park Royal inpatient project and presented Arts in health at away days and staff trainings throughout the Trust and within universities. Abby is passionate about connecting artists in a variety of fields with service users in a way that is both exciting innovative and thoughtful. She is also a qualified art psychotherapist working in CNWL Adult Mental Health and in schools within Hammersmith and Fulham.
Levar Polson, Project Lead
Levar joined the Trust in 2012 and now oversees the managerial aspects of the service as well as facilitating inpatient and community projects and monthly groups centred on the arts. Levar's main artistic passion is for literature and film and is excited about the soon to begin Arts in Health Film Club. With an academic background in combined psychological sciences, psychoanalytic theory, gender theory and culture, CNWL Arts in Health was a perfect fit due to its core ethos of using progressive outlets, with a key focus on social inclusion, as a means of aiding recovery.
Venetia Minns, Arts in Health Project Leader
Venetia has worked in the Arts for 30 years. As a qualified artist and art psychotherapist Venetia is able to offer a high level of knowledge and experience as a member of the Arts in Health Team. Venetia previously worked in other sectors of the NHS within the mental health service. She also lectures at Canterbury Christ Church University where she offers workshops combining creativity and wellbeing across a variety of departments.
Kristina Terefe, Art Psychotherapist
Kristina has worked with the CNWL Arts in Health team since January 2014. One of her main responsibilities is to organise the monthly gallery visits with service users referred to Arts in Health via the NWL Arts therapies service. This includes contacting galleries, creating art workshops, sending out invites, calling service users and also to facilitate each visit on the day.
Andrea Morris, Voluntary Admin Support Worker
Andrea has been a voluntary admin support worker with CNWL Arts in Health for two years. Her role includes; Funding Applications, tidying up the Database, facilitating t Gallery Visits, taking minutes at weekly meetings and general administrative duties.
Jack Morgan, Music Therapist
Jack Morgan is a music therapist and counsellor at The Lammas secondary school in Leyton, and provides additional support for students' multimedia poetry and rap projects as part of the Spoken Word Education Programme. Jack is an independent music and video producer; he has assisted in this area for Arts in Health, initially on the Horton Haven recording project in 2013 and, since then, on the charity's promotional material.