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Creative Minds Art Show At Museum London

(LONDON, Ontario) – London Health Sciences Centre is pleased to announce that the Creative Minds 2008 art show will be held at Museum London from October 4-16, 2008.

The art show is hosted by the hospital’s Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Psychoses (PEPP) and features art from clients, family members and friends as well as staff.

“This is the fourth Creative Minds art show we have organized since the first one in 2002 and I believe it will be the most successful one yet,” said Lori Hassall, PEPP team leader. “The volume of submissions, the number of artists participating and the overall quality of the work has increased every time.”

PEPP aspires to provide encouragement, advocacy and practical support in the realization of the personal recovery goals of young adults experiencing a first episode of psychosis. The role of creativity and art in helping many individuals throughout their recovery process is recognized, valued and strongly supported at PEPP. Community initiatives such as the Creative Minds art show are also seen as a way in which to address the stigma associated with mental illnesses and advance a better public understanding of psychosis.

A reception with the artists will be held on opening night at Museum London on Wednesday October 8, 2008 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

For more information about psychosis or PEPP, visit www.pepp.ca.

About London Health Sciences Centre
London Health Sciences Centre has been in the forefront of medicine in Canada for over 130 years and offers the broadest range of specialized clinical services in Ontario. Building on the traditions of its founding hospitals to provide compassionate care in an academic teaching setting, London Health Sciences Centre is home to South Street Hospital, University Hospital, Victoria Hospital and Children’s Hospital, two family medical centres, and Lawson Health Research Institute - a joint research initiative with St Joseph’s Health Care, London. As a leader in medical discovery and health research, London Health Sciences Centre has a history of over 30 international and national firsts and attracts top clinicians and researchers from around the world. As a regional referral centre, London Health Sciences Centre cares for the most medically complex patients including critically injured adults and children in Southwestern Ontario and beyond. The hospital’s 10,000 staff, physicians, students and volunteers provide care for more than one million patient visits a year. For more information visit www.lhsc.on.ca

For more information contact:
Mitra Foroutan
Corporate Communications and Public Relations
London Health Sciences Centre
519-685-8500, ext. 74772

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