IIMHN/COMMUNE Conference 2018: Timetable

The timetable for the IIMHN/COMMUNE Project Conference in DCU on the 17th and 18th May 2018 has been released.

17th May 2018
Morning session


Chair: Mary Farrelly


09.00 – 09.00


Registration and Coffee


09.30 – 09.45 Chair’s Opening Address: Mary Farrelly
09.45 – 11.15


Keynote: Singing from the same songsheet? Managing differing perspectives in co-produced mental health nursing education”.  Speakers: Brenda Happel and Julia Bocking


11.15 – 11.45






























Concurrent sessions – Chairs: Louise Doyle and Imelda Noone

Session A Session B
 Service user engagement in research: consultation versus co-productionSpeaker: Agnes Higgins How is the learning different if the teacher is teaching from lived experience?

Speaker: Charlotte Wilson

Happy Feet walking Group

Speaker: Caroline Murphy, Adrienne Adams, Cathy O Mahony and  Theresa Tobin

Delineating and relinquishing the power divide through co-production. Are we truly ready, willing and able?

Speaker: Aoife Ni Bhriann

Improving Traveller mental health – the role of co-production: findings from an evaluation of a Traveller Mental Health Liaison Nurse in Carlow and Kilkenny.

Speaker: Brian Keogh



STRENCO – Strengthening multi-professional competencies in mental health in an international context, through co-production with academics, students, service users and professionals

Speaker: Michael Brennan, Grace Ball, Mathew Colgan, Rory Conroy, Cecelia Ezeani, Agnes Higgins, Barry Hurley, Jean Morrissey, Colman Noctor, Mark Monahan

Identifying and responding to palliative care needs among people with enduring mental illness

Speaker: Ann Sheridan, Barbara Coughlan, Sarah Walsh, Kate Frazer, Loretta Crawley, Mary Kemple and Sinead O’Toole

Co–production and management of aggression– an oxymoron or opportunity?

Speaker: Christina Larkin & Ann Sheridan






Lunch and poster viewing


Afternoon session Chair: Christina Larkin


“Experiences of co-produced education for Mental Health Nurses”.  Speakers: Siobhan Russell, Martha Griffin, Catherine Stanton, Niamh Daly and Liam MacGabhann







49 North Street – Creating/Facilitating Alchemy in the Mental Health Services:

Our ethos is to create a space, a melting pot whereby learning, therapy alongside diversity flourish. It’s about taking risks, building on peoples’ strengths and sharing the load/power which is now seeing a recovery community thrive.  The Claddagh Rogues are an example of this and will play live on the day!

James O Flynn, Declan McCarthy, Kevin Shanahan, Tony Cotter, Peter Kearney and Susan Mc Menamin


18th May 2018


COMMUNE Workshop


09.30 – 09.45


Introduction to the day: Chair: Liam MacGabhann




Keynote: “Doing co-production like it says on the tin”  Speakers: Dublin North, North East Recovery College


10.30 – 10.50


“COMMUNE – Embedding expertise by experience teaching into undergraduate nursing programmes”  Speakers: Iceland & Finland




“What Service Users can contribute to mental health teaching on undergraduate nursing programmes”  Speakers: Ireland UCC/DCU








“Experts by Experience teaching on undergraduate nursing programmes” Speakers: EBE members




“Best Practice Guidelines for Co-Producing Course Content and Teaching on Undergraduate Nursing Programmes”  Speakers: Norway & Netherlands


“Impact of experts by experience teaching into undergraduate nursing programmes: international findings”  Speakers: Australia


13.20 – 13.30


Poster prizes close of conference




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