Sally Fox uses visual arts and the written word to explore and communicate her experience of mental distress and using services. She has performed and exhibited widely and her work has been published in The British Journal of Psychiatry and several poetry anthologies. Her areas of interest include the therapeutic process and relationship, trauma and attachment, art therapy and art journaling, LGBT identities, and the effect of labelling – in particular, Borderline Personality Disorder – all of which she has devised and facilitated groups and events around.
She has also contributed to the training of mental health nurses and other professionals. Sally is passionate about the power of creativity in finding our authentic voice and using it to influence change. Her books include Putting Myself in the Frame: drawing hope from art therapy; and (co-authored with Jo McFarlane) Stigma & Stones: poems on living with a diagnosis of BPD.