Simone Joslyn


From my experience within mental health nursing, I have seen first-hand the positive impact that art can have on people’s health and wellbeing. I was one of the leads in developing the Mental Health Services for Older People wards, the state-of-the-art mental health unit, Hafan y Coed, and the bespoke arts strategies that accompanied them.

I was also instrumental in the development of the Hearth Gallery, a unique space for contemporary art, the first of its kind in Wales. I am now the Head of Arts and the Cardiff & Vale Health Charity so will be managing the development of the health board’s arts programme in order to improve our patients’ and staff’s lives with art.