Practical guidance for healthcare professionals on developing and delivering arts initiatives in acute and community mental health settings.


  • Paul Phelan, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Waterford
  • Eileen Byrne, Senior Occupational Therapist, Waterford Mental Health Services
  • Claire Meaney, Director, Waterford Healing Arts Trust
  • Aisling Kennedy, Programme Manager, Iontas Arts and Mental Health Programme

This webinar was delivered in October 2022 as part of Expanding Arts in Healthcare, a national programme of networking and professional development supports for healthcare professionals, and complementary initiatives that cultivate and support the arts, health and wellbeing ecosystem in Ireland.

The programme is supported by the HSE, the Arts Council, the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media (Creative Ireland Programme) and the Department of Health (Healthy Ireland Programme), and led by Waterford Healing Arts Trust /


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