Arts + Minds is managed by a Steering Group which includes; HSE mental health staff, a representative from the Irish Advocacy Network, a mental health service user and a nursing student.

Current Steering Group members include:

  • Martin Denny, Acting Assistant Director of Nursing, HSE Cork Mental Health Services
  • Katy Desmond, Social Worker, HSE Cork Mental Health Services – Cúnamh Day Hospital / Day Centre, Macroom
  • Mary Dineen, Community Mental Health Nurse, HSE Cork Mental Health Services – Mahon Blackrock (A+M Chairperson)
  • Michelle Donnellan, Staff Nurse, HSE Cork Mental Health Services – St. Michael’s Unit
  • Avril McMahon, Regional Advocate, Irish Advocacy Network
  • Joan O’Dwyer, Staff Nurse, HSE Cork Mental Health Services – St. Stephens Hospital (A+M Secretary)
  • Eleanor O’ Riordan, Staff Nurse, HSE Cork Mental Health Services – South Lee Mental Health Unit (A+M Treasurer)
  • Ann O’Sullivan, Community Mental Health Nurse, HSE Cork Mental Health Services – Togher Ballyphehane
  • Sarah Power, Student, University College Cork
  • Carol Tobin, Service User
  • David Walsh, Occupational Therapist, HSE Cork Mental Health Services – Duhallow Day Centre, Kanturk

L to R: Michelle Donnellan, Ann O’Sullivan, Minister Kathleen Lynch, Mary Dineen, Martin Denny, Cork City Mayor Cllr John Buttimer, Eleanor O’Riordan, Frances Moynihan, Joan O’Dwyer (October 2012) photo: Ger McCarthy

Previous Steering Group members include:

  • Paul Corby, Staff Nurse, Ravenscourt Day Centre
  • Belinda Cronin, Service User
  • Mary Edel Cronin, Staff Nurse, West Cork Mental Health Service (Chairperson 2009 – 2010)
  • Helena Flynn, Community Outreach Team, South Lee Mental Health Service
  • Eamon Leonard, Assistant Director of Nursing (former), Carraig Mór
  • Declan McCarthy, A/Clinical Nurse Manager 2, South Lee Mental Health Service
  • Frances Moynihan, Clinical Nurse Manager 2, Cúnamh Day Hospital/Day Centre (Treasurer 2010 – 2014)
  • Julie Murphy, Community Worker, South Lee Community Work Department
  • Gina O’Connor, Staff Nurse, HSE, St. Michael’s Unit
  • Pat O’Dea, A/Clinical Nurse Manager 2, Carraig Mór (Treasuer 2009 – 2010)
  • Helen O’Donoghue, Community Mental Health Nurse, Mahon Blackrock Community Mental Health Service
  • Joe Sweeney, Nursing Student, University College Cork

back l to r: Helena Flynn, Mary Edel Cronin, Martin Denny, Frances Moynihan, Gina O’Connor. front l to r: Joan O’Dwyer, Ann O’Sullivan, Mary Dineen, Belinda Cronin (Oct 2010). photo: Ger McCarthy

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