Do we have the “right” story?

23/02/22 to 23/02/22
1.00pm - 2.00pm
Online event
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Do we have the “right” story? is a narrative research project exploring human rights and recovery for those living in community residencies.

About this event first Arts and Health Conversation of 2022 explores human rights, recovery and creative approaches in mental health. Join them online for a discussion of Do we have the “right” story? a narrative storytelling research project focusing on the experiences of those living and working in community residences.

Dr Suzanne Denieffe, Head of Humanities in Waterford Institute of Technology, Joe Brennan, project writer/facilitator, and Paula Lowney, Service Reform Fund Project Lead, will provide insights into the research methodologies, creative delivery and challenges of promoting a human rights and recovery-based approach.

About the Project

‘Do we have the “right” story?’ is a Service Reform Fund narrative research project. The aim was to collect narratives or stories relating to personal experiences of those receiving or providing services in community residences in HSE South East Community Healthcare. The partnership agencies include the Service Reform Fund-HSE Mental Health Services, Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) and the Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT).

The objective is to support cultural change to increase the recovery orientation and positive risk taking in mental health community residences with experiential learning through narrative storytelling. The focus was on the themes of recovery, human rights and safeguarding principles and the dilemmas that emerge when endeavouring to promote a human rights and recovery-based approach.

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