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Arts and mental health: a public lecture

Date posted: 14 April 2014

The Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing in conjunction with the Mental Health Nursing Team at School of Nursing and Midwifery, TCD, are holding a public lecture on the topic of “Being Human: Creativity in mental health care”. The lecture will be held in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, TCD, 24 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2 on 17 June 2014 at 6 pm. It will be delivered by Professor Theo Stickley, Associate Professor in Mental Health at the University of Nottingham.

Professor Stickley trained and practised in both mental health nursing and counselling; he now teaches mental health nurses and researches the relationship between arts and health. Theo currently leads the Arts, Health & Wellbeing seminar series in the UK, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. He is editor of the book Qualitative research in arts and mental health and has published many research articles on the subject. One of his current projects is a comics anthology of people’s stories of recovery. As well as being a writer, Theo is a member of the Nottingham Society of Artists and regularly draws and paints. He has recently set up a choir for people who use mental health services.

Admission to the lecture is free but should be booked in advance to secure a place. To book a place contact: Jeni Ryan ryanjen@tcd.ie

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