St Patrick’s Mental Health Services have initiated the ‘Collaborative stakeholder inquiry in mental health: Considering the role and impact of arts-based research methods in recovery-oriented service development’. Stakeholders are invited to attend a public presentation of visual art and songs made by service users and staff on 2 October at St Patrick’s University Hospital. The presentation will be followed by a one-to-one interview with a member of the research team.
The recovery approach in mental health encourages strong working relationships between all groups of people who are involved in mental health services. This research study looks at how art-based methods can be used to build partnerships between service users and clinical staff of St Patrick’s Mental Health Service, Dublin. The study is led by Dr Tríona McCaffrey, University of Limerick.
What does participating involve?
Stakeholders from SPMHS and the arts and health community are invited to attend a public presentation of visual art and songs made by service users and staff of SPMHS. This presentation will take place on Monday 2 October 2017 (12-1pm) in the Lecture Hall at St Patrick’s University Hospital. Afterwards you will be asked to take part in a one-to-one interview with a member of the research team.
This interview will last for 15-30 minutes and will take place at a suitable time for you at St Patrick’s University Hospital. During the interview you will be asked questions about your views of the visual art and songs shown at the presentation. You will also be asked to share your thoughts about the usefulness of these artworks in informing service development at SPMHS.
Important points of information
- No risks are expected if you take part in this research. If you feel uncomfortable at any time you are free to leave the presentation or interview.
- Your involvement in this study will only be known to Tríona McCaffrey, the researcher who will carry out the interview and Sineád Moloney as the research gatekeeper who is based at SPMHS. Your name will not be published and will not be shared with anyone other than the people named above.
- This study received ethical approval from the St Patrick’s Mental Health Services Research Ethics Committee on 14 December 2016.
If you would like to take part in this study or have any questions about what is involved please contact:
Sinéad Moloney, research gatekeeper on (01) 2493348 or firstname.lastname@example.org or
Dr Tríona McCaffrey, lead investigator on (061) 234358 or email@example.com