the national website for arts and health practice in Ireland has recently published a great perspective piece by Dr Pat Bracken, Clinical Director of the Mental Health Service in West Cork. In Mental Health, Recovery and the Role of the Creative Arts Dr Bracken reflects on the paradigm shift towards the recovery approach in mental healthcare and the central role of the arts within this. is a fantastic source of news and ideas about arts and health practice in Ireland and internationally. If you haven’t already subscribed, you can sign up for the e-bulletin here.