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In Conversation with Kevin O’Shanahan: Creativity and Mental Health

Date posted: 22 April 2019

Image shown: Kevin O'Shanahan

As part of our ongoing ‘In Conversation’ series, we met with Kevin O’Shanahan, a Nurse Specialist in Mental Health and the Arts with Cork Mental Health Services, working within the HSE’s Cork/Kerry Community Healthcare Organisation. Kevin spoke to us about his background as a musician working in health settings, the importance of having a dedicated wellbeing hub (49 North Street) serving communities in West Cork, and the shift in mental healthcare towards a model receptive to the role of creative expression in supporting recovery.   Read More

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Promoting Autonomy: Bookings open for Arts + Health Check Up Check In 2019

Date posted: 16 February 2019

Image shown: Arts + Health Check Up Check In 2018. Photo credit: Philip Cullen.

*This event is now sold out. If you would like to add your name to the waiting list please email what@hse.ie.*

Arts + Health Check Up Check In 2019 is now open for bookings. This leading national arts and health event will feature a keynote address by Nigel Hartley, who has worked in end-of-life care for 30 years, and presentations by some of the most innovative and creative practitioners working in arts and health in Ireland today. This year’s event takes place on Thursday 11 April at Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford and is open to healthcare professionals, arts practitioners and anyone interested in learning more about this exciting field.  Read More

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Save the Date! Arts + Health Check Up Check In 2019 takes place 11 April – keynote speaker announced

Date posted: 22 December 2018

Image shown: Nigel Hartley, Chief Executive of Earl Mountbatten Hospice, Isle of Wight and Countess Mountbatten Hospice, Southampton, who will give the keynote address at Check Up Check In 2019 on 11 April at Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford. 

Following the success of last year’s event in Cork, artsandhealth.ie is delighted to announce that Arts and Health Check Up Check In 2019 takes place at Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford on Thursday 11 April. The keynote speaker will be Nigel Hartley, Chief Executive of Earl Mountbatten Hospice, Isle of Wight and Countess Mountbatten Hospice, Southampton. Read More

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In Conversation with Declan McCarthy: Creativity and Mental Health

Date posted: 7 November 2018

Image shown: 49 North Street © Cork Mental Health Services.

There is increasing recognition within the Irish mental health sector of the role that the arts and creativity can play in supporting a person’s recovery journey. To find out what’s happening on the ground, artsandhealth.ie travelled to Skibbereen, home to 49 North Street, a dedicated creativity and wellness space serving communities in West Cork which was launched by Cork Mental Health Services in 2017. Read More

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Introduction to Arts & Health at Connolly Hospital on 9 November

Date posted: 11 October 2018

Image shown: Oak by Tom Molloy at University Hospital Waterford. Photo credit - Hugh O’Brien Moran.

*This event is now sold out.* An Introduction to Arts and Health, a one-day national workshop, will take place at Connolly Hospital, Dublin on Friday 9 November 2018. This day-long programme, featuring presentations by some of the leading figures working in arts and health in Ireland, is for healthcare professionals, arts practitioners and anyone interested in learning more about this exciting field. Read More

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