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A Creative Response to Mental Health Problems

Date posted: 29 August 2014

Image shown: Mary Dineen

In this workshop for mental health professionals,  Cork-based Community Mental Health Nurse, Mary Dineen will discuss Arts+Minds, a unique arts and health programme co-ordinated by mental health nurses which aims to enhance the health and wellbeing of mental health service users in Cork through the arts. The workshop takes place in St. Otteran’s Hospital, Waterford on Monday 6 October from 2pm – 3.00pm. Admission is free and booking is essential.

Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is suitable for all staff and students of the mental health services.

What is Arts+Minds?
Arts + Minds is an arts and health programme co-ordinated by mental health nurses that aims to provide high quality arts projects to people with mental health issues thereby reducing stigma, enhancing social inclusion and exposing participants to the benefits and pleasure to be derived from the arts.

Who is Mary Dineen?
Mary Dineen works as a Community Mental Health Nurse in the Mahon/Blackrock area of Cork city. She has worked in the mental health services for many years, training as a psychiatric nurse at Our Ladys Hospital, Cork. She has worked as a staff nurse in many areas of the mental health services including acute care, enduring mental health settings and day hospitals. She graduated from University College Cork with a BA and MA degree in English and with a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing. She has been centrally involved in the setting up of Arts+Minds and is currently the chairperson of the organisation.

How to book?
E-mail your name, job title / professional role, address, telephone number to WHAT@hse.ie to book your place by Wednesday 1 October. Put ‘A Creative Response to Mental Health Problems’ into the subject line of your email. Admission is free.

For further information, phone 051 842664.

This workshop is part of Well, festival of arts and wellbeing in Waterford, a partnership between Garter Lane Arts Centre and Waterford Healing Arts Trust.

See also http://artsandmindscork.com/ 

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