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In Conversation

In Conversation: Francis Hegarty, Clinical Engineer and Maker

Date posted: 18 May 2020

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Francis Hegarty is the Chief Healthcare Technology Officer at Children’s Health Ireland (CHI). He is a founding member of the Medical Physics and Bioengineering Department in St James’s Hospital, Dublin, where he worked for over 30 years. A maker, artist and composer, Francis currently chairs the CHI Arts in Health Advisory Council. Read More

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In Conversation: Theresa King, Scientist and Artist

Date posted: 29 February 2020

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Theresa King is a Senior Medical Scientist with the Haematology Laboratory in the Pathology Department at Connolly Hospital, Dublin 15. She is a practising visual artist and the founder of the Connolly Collective art group, which supports the enhancement of the hospital environment for patients, staff and visitors.  Read More

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

Date posted: 22 April 2019

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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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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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In Conversation with Marie Denham: Illustrator, Puppeteer and Nurse

Date posted: 4 December 2017

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For the last of our current In Conversation series with professionals who have a dual practice as artists and healthcare practitioners, we met up with Marie Denham at her work space in A4 Sounds.  Read More

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