Mind the Cracks

(R) Researcher

Swaran Singh

Professor of Social and Community Psychiatry, University of Warwick

Read the research

How can a creative production help us to understand the early stages of psychosis?

Professor Swaran Singh’s research revolves around health services, focusing on early psychosis, somatisation, and deliberate self-harm, as well as cultural and ethnic factors in mental illness, mental health law, transitions and medical education.

The 10 minute film includes an introduction to what psychosis is, and explains how the research captures the stories of people and their families experiencing it first hand. Including short excerpts from the play, some of which are verbatim text from interviews.

(A) Artist


Theatre and Media Productions CIC

STAMP are a theatre and media production company, specialising in creating performance, films and multi-media events inspired by research.

Based on real experiences, this film draws on the imagery of the play ‘Cracked’, exploring the early stages of psychosis.


A digital exhibition of artworks created during lockdown and inspired by university research. Amongst these 18 artistic responses to research, you’ll discover poetry about Coventry, Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matters movement. Find stories about what Coventry means to refugees, and learn about Coventry’s twinning history, women’s suffrage and how interactive games can help break down the complexities of homelessness. Hear the words of healthcare workers during the first peak of Coronavirus, and explore creative connections forged by ‘The Artist and the Prof’.

Coventry Creates is part of the ongoing work by Coventry and Warwick universities in the lead up to the City of Culture. The University Partnership has funded over 30 creative research projects, involving over 50 Coventry organisations and local communities.


More information about Coventry Creates