Case Studies (3 results)
Tune In with The Happiness Ensemble
Tune In is a multidisciplinary collaboration between filmmakers Aoise Tutty Jackson and Maggie Ryan with members of the 49 North Street community in Skibbereen and MusicAlive. The project was a response to Covid-19 restrictions with a focus on sound, music and ‘Tuning In’.
OurVision OurVoice ‘20
A multimedia project devised by artist Rosaleen Heavin in response to Covid-19 restrictions. Delivered online, the project explores experiences of lockdown and isolation with participants from Longford/Westmeath Adult Mental Health Services and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
Theatre for Positive Mental Health
Building on the award-winning Acting for the Future project, Smashing Times is the lead partner on Theatre for Positive Mental Health, promoting collaborative exchange and mutual learning between five partner organisations across Europe.
Perspectives (9 results)
Asylum Archive: An Archive of Asylum and Direct Provision
‘Memory, for migrants, is almost always the memory of loss.'
Culture and the arts in mental health innovation: Young people want and need more than ‘traditional’ ‘treatments’
Dr. Katherine Taylor, a clinical psychologist, advocates for arts-led interventions within child and adolescent mental health as an empowering, safe and cost-effective approach in fostering positive and sustainable change in a young person’s recovery journey.
Social Prescribing: A Collaborative Approach to Health and Wellbeing
People experiencing loneliness and social isolation often seek out their GP for a medical solution to the deep sense of loss and disconnection they feel. Cecily Maher discusses the growing role of Social Prescribing within healthcare provision, which connects individuals to non-medical sources of support within their local community.
The Arts: my instrument for living with depression
After many years of living with depression, Carol Tobin was introduced to Arts + Minds, a HSE arts and mental health programme based in Cork. Here she talks about her recovery journey and the impact that participating in the arts has had on her life.
Dante or the DSM*? Art and the re-imagining of ‘mental health’
Dylan Tighe is a musician, performer and theatre-maker with experience of mental distress and treatment who calls upon mental healthcare and society at large to look beyond the medical model to art and artists for a deeper understanding of existential pain and distress.
Mental Health, Recovery and the Role of the Creative Arts
Psychiatrist Dr Pat Bracken reflects on the paradigm shift towards the recovery approach in mental healthcare and the central role of the creative arts in this.
Working with stories of other people’s traumatic experiences: Questions of responsibility as an artist
I sometimes make artworks dealing with other people’s personal and traumatic experiences, including mental and physical ill-health, and various human rights abuses, often through direct engagement or collaboration with them.
The Weapons of Life: A case for arts participation as a creative response to mental health problems
In an era of austerity and scarce resources, a participatory arts programme as an integral part of the mental health services would appear to be an unaffordable luxury.
It’s not you, it’s me
Kildare Arts Officer, Lucina Russell, argues for the place of arts and health practice as an integral part of a local authority arts programme, and describes how her own recent experience of healthcare has deepened her appreciation for this field of work.
Videos (2 results)
Do we have the “right” story? In Conversation with Dr Suzanne Denieffe, Joe Brennan and Paula Lowney
Do we have the “right” story? is a narrative storytelling research project exploring the experiences of those living and working in mental health community residences in HSE South East Community Healthcare.
Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust commissioned visual artist Finbar 247 to see if art can change how we feel in a hospital.
Research & Evaluation (1 results)
Research & Evaluation
Discover/Recover Theatre Project: “A Face in the Crowd”: A Social Impact Study
The Discover/Recover Theatre Project is a preventative mental health intervention led by Wexford Mental Health Association that seeks to increase mental health literacy and reduce stigma through education and awareness-raising.
News (2 results)
An Open Door for Bealtaine in West Cork
An Open Door for Bealtaine is an informal musical gathering presented by 49 North Street in association with MusicAlive and the Skibbereen Family Resource Centre.
Video – Do we have the “right” story? In Conversation with Dr Suzanne Denieffe, Joe Brennan and Paula Lowney
Do we have the “right” story.