The IIMHN in conjunction with the Mental Health Nursing Team at School of Nursing and Midwifery, TCD, held a public lecture on the topic of “Being Human: Creativity in mental health care”. The lecture was in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, TCD, 24 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2 on 17th June 2014 at 6 pm. It was 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 belongs the Nottingham Society of Artists and regularly draws and paints. He has recently set up a choir for people who use mental health services.