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Vitamin C: Creativity and Mental Health

Creative Ireland and Healthy Ireland join forces to discuss the benefits of creativity and its role in mental wellbeing.

Creative Ireland in collaboration with Healthy Ireland are pleased to announce a Creative Conversation at the Alex Hotel Dublin, which will explore how creative activity impacts on improved mental wellbeing.

The panel discussion will be led by Luke O’Neill, Professor of Biochemistry Trinity College, Dublin and will include contributions from Anne Sheridan, Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing, HSE, Laura McQuade, Institute of Public Health, Sharon Armstrong Williams, Wellcome Trust and Helene Hugel CEO, Helium Arts with a performance from spoken word artist Stephen James Smith.

The event will explore different experiences regarding the value of creative activity on mental wellbeing and identify the opportunities for collaboration as well as the key challenges from health and creative perspectives.

This is a wonderful opportunity to bring the best people in the room together to talk about how creative activity can change lives for the better here in Ireland. It is huge privilege for everyone in Creative Ireland to work directly with our colleagues in Healthy Ireland on this. We need to understand more about all aspects of Social Prescribing and this event marks an excellent start. Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan TD

‘I am delighted with this new collaboration between Healthy Ireland and Creative Ireland to explore how creative arts can promote and sustain mental health and wellbeing. There is increasing evidence that the creative arts can contribute to a more holistic approach to promoting good health and  improving quality of life for people of all ages. Being involved in creative activities can help us to connect with others or to learn new skills which are important ways we can look after our mental wellbeing.” Minister for Health Simon Harris TD

11:30 – 14:30, 12th March 2020

The Alex Hotel, 41-47 Fenian St, Dublin, D02 H678

This event is currently sold out but please click here for returns. 

Have a look at our previous Creative Conversation

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