Simon Jones

Simon Jones

Simon Jones is a Manchester based photography and moving image artist who has received a number of national and international awards and prizes. Simon’s practice also involves regular commissions for socially engaged projects with communities across the country.


The Anxious Photographer’s Handbook

Visual Art / Photography book

The Anxious Photographer’s Handbook is primarily aimed at individuals that live in isolation due to anxiety and other mental health problems. Expect a visually engaging book containing a range of photographic challenges, a unique way to connect with the local environment and society. Copies of the book are to be shared with libraries, community hubs, GP surgeries, and health professionals, towards the end of September.

“Really lovely and accessible way to use creativity to help relax and reduce anxiety at difficult times.” Manager, Start,

“I picked it up in the reception at Chorlton House (mental health service), and carry it around with me. It’s very therapeutic.” GMMH service user

“I’ve never thought about using photography in this way before.” ARC Workshop participant, ”

“What a privilege to be part of a session by Simon Jones. I’m definitely going to be doing more of this!” ARC Workshop participant: ”

“I have a couple of copies of your ‘Anxious photographer’s handbook’ on my table and it has been much admired – mostly by other staff members.” St Andrew’s school SEN Head

Pick up a free copy from libraries across Greater Manchester and from:

The Edge Theatre & Arts Centre, Manchester Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 9JG

No. 93, 93 Church Lane, Harpurhey, Manchester, M9 5BG

Forum Centre, Simonsway, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 5RX

Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Hulme, M15 5ZA

GMMH NHS Chorlton House, 70 Manchester Road Chorlton Cum Hardy Manchester Greater Manchester M21 9UN.

Barnardo’s, Unit G, Fallowfield Retail Park, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6FS

Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester

Start NHS Recovery Pathways Service, Cornbrook Enterprise Centre, Hulme, Manchester, Manchester, M15 4HW

ARC, Hat Works, Wellington Mill, Wellington Rd S, Stockport SK3 0EU

Gaskell House Psychotherapy Service, NHS, 28 Swinton Grove, Manchester M13 0EU

St. Andrews C of E Primary School, 1 Broom Ave, Levenshulme, Manchester M19 2UH