About me

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Background

 

Having  firstly trained as a mental health nurse and counsellor, I have taught  mental health nursing for nearly two decades at the University of  Nottingham where I continue to work part-time as an Associate Professor of Mental  Health.
 

I have developed approaches in Arts and Health for about 20 years and researched this area for the last 15 years.


I have an h-index of 31

My RG Score can be found here

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Memberships

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Major Achievements

  • 2004 - £265,000 to set up community-based arts programmes in  Nottingham City in collaboration with City Arts (funded by New Deal for  Communities). The Arts on Prescription programme flourished until  2014.    
  • 2004 - £35,000 to develop an action research project to facilitate  a user-led programme of teaching for mental health nursing students  (The University of Nottingham)
  • 2005-2009  - £100,000 for Arts development in Nottinghamshire  Healthcare NHS Trust, this was in collaboration with the Trust's Arts  Coordinator, Penny Coulson
  • 2005- £53,235  - Service User Student Assessment action research project. (Burdett Trust for Nursing)   
  • 2007-2009  - £19,000 -  Open to All. The development of mental  health awareness training for museums and galleries. National Social  Inclusion Programme, in partnership with Museum Libraries and Archives  Council, Tate Modern, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Wallace  Collection and subsequent "Training for Trainers", for museums and  galleries. National Social Inclusion Programme
  • 2006-2012 - £74,000 Various funders for local Arts and Health evaluations and small research projects
  • 2012 - £15,000 Arts, Health & Wellbeing Seminar Series (Economic and Social Research Council)
  • 2013 - €365,481 e-Menthe A collaboration between five  European countries to develop Master´s level eLearning materials in  mental health. (ERASMUS, Life-long Learning).
  • 2017 - €250,000. - Arts & Social Change.  A collaboration between four European countries to develop training for healthcare workers  (ERASMUS, Life-long Learning).

Current Projects

Nottingham People's Choir

 

In 2013, I set up the Nottingham People's Choir,  with the support of the Institute of Mental Health. The choir (which is  going from strength to strength) meets most Thursdays at 1.00pm in the  Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham City Centre. Do contact me if you would  like any further information. One highlight for the choir in 2015 was  singing with the Jocelyn Pook Ensemble in the Anxiety Fanfare. Follow  this link to see the entire performance at King's Place in London. ​We  are currently collaborating with the Royal Shakespeare Company. (More information about this exciting project coming soon!)


Read more about the Choir on the  Institute of Mental Health web-site.


Also find us on Facebook

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Publications

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Limited to the last 5 years

 

DOYLE L, ELLILÄ H, JORMFELDT H, LAHTI M, HIGGINS A,  KEOGH B, MEADE O, SITVAST J, SKÄRSÄTER I, STICKLEY T and KILKKU N, 2018.  Preparing master-level mental health nurses to work within a wellness  paradigm: Findings from the eMenthe project International Journal of  Mental Health Nursing. 27(2), 823-832

TORRISSEN W and STICKLEY T, 2018. Participatory theatre and mental health recovery: a narrative inquiry. Perspectives in Public Health. 138(1), 47-54

STICKLEY T, WRIGHT N and SLADE M, 2018. The art of recovery: outcomes from participatory arts activities for people using mental health services Journal of Mental Health. 27, 367-373

LAHTI M, ELLILÄ H, JORMFELDT H, SKÄRSÄTER I, DOYLE L, HIGGINS A, KEOGH B, MEADE O, STICKLEY T, SITVAST J and KILKKU N, 2018. The  required knowledge for lifespan mental health promotion and prevention  for Master’s level mental health nurse education – the eMenthe project International Journal of Health Promotion and Education.

STICKLEY T, 2018. Arts, health and wellbeing: a public health approach whose time has come (Editorial) Perspectives in Public Health. 138(1), 3-4

SAYERS T and STICKLEY T, 2018. Participatory Arts, Recovery and Social Inclusion Mental Health and Social Inclusion.  22 Issue: 3, pp.149-156 STICKLEY T and FRESHWATER D, 2018. Emotional Intelligence for Health Care Professions – Professional Compathy. In: LORRAINE DACRE POOL and PAMELA QUALTER, eds., An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence Wiley. 149-160

STICKLEY T, HUI A, STUBLEY M, BAKER F and WATSON M C, 2018. “Write Here, Sanctuary” Creative writing for refugees and people seeking asylum. Arts & Health, An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice.  DOI: 10.1080/17533015.2018.1494450

SKÄRSÄTER  I, KEOGH B, DOYLE L, ELLILÄ H, JORMFELDT H, LAHTI M, HIGGINS A, MEADE  O, SITVAST J, STICKLEY T and KILKKU N, 2018. Advancing the knowledge,  skills and attitudes of mental health nurses working with families and  caregivers: A critical review of the literature Nurse Education in  Practice. 32,  138-146 

JORMFELDT H, DOYLE L, ELLILA H, HIGGINS A, KEOGH B, MEADE O, STICKLEY T, SKARSATER I and KILKKU N, 2018. Master’s level mental health nursing competencies, a prerequisite for equal health among service users in mental health care International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being.

STICKLEY T, PARR H, ATKINSON S, DAYKIN N, CLIFT S, DE NORA T, HACKING S, CAMIC P, JOSS T, WHITE M and HOGAN S, 2017. Arts, health & wellbeing: reflections on a national seminar series and building a UK research network. Arts and Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice.. 9(1), 14-25

KEOGH  B, DOYLE L, ELLILA H, HIGGINS A, JORMFELDT H, MEADE O, SITVAST J,  SKÄRSÄTER I, STICKLEY T and KILKKU N, 2017. Developing e-learning  materials in mental health: the eMenthe Project. Mental Health Practice.  20(5), 36-37

PLUMB L and STICKLEY T, 2017. Singing to promote mental health and well-being Mental Health Practice. 20(8), 31-36

STICKLEY  T and CLIFT S, eds., 2017. Arts, Health and Wellbeing: A Theoretical  Inquiry for Practice. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle.

KEOGH B, SKÄRSÄTER I, DOYLE L, ELLILÄ H, JORMFELDT H, LAHTI M, HIGGINS A, MEADE O, SITVAST J, STICKLEY T and KILKKU N, 2017. Working with Families Affected by Mental Distress: Stakeholders' Perceptions of Mental Health Nurses Educational Needs Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 38(10), 822-828

T STICKLEY, J GOSLING and C FOX, 2017. Communication and interpersonal skills 2: emotional engagement.. In: Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing: An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students. Wiley Chichester. 225-238

ØRJASÆTER K, STICKLEY T, HEDLAND M and NESS O, 2017. Transforming identity through participation in music and theatre.: Exploring narratives of people with mental health problems. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being. DOI:  10.1080/17482631.2017.1379339

STICKLEY T, 2017. Kultur på recept. In: Kultur & Sundhed - en antologi. Turbine Akademiske, Denmark. 227-241

FELTON A and STICKLEY T, 2017. Rethinking risk: a narrative approach. The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice. 13(1), 54-62

STICKLEY,  T., HIGGINS, A., MEADE, O., SITVAST, J., DOYLE, L., ELLILA, H.,  JORMFELDT, H., KEOGH, B., LAHTI, M., SKARSATER, I., VUOKILA-OIKKONEN, P.  and KILKKU, N., 2016. From  the rhetoric to the real: A critical review of how the concepts of  recovery and social inclusion may inform mental health nurse advanced  level curricula – the e-menthe project Nurse Education Today. 37, 155-163

STACEY G, FELTON A, MORGAN A, STICKLEY T, WILLIS M, DIAMOND B, HOUGHTON P, JOHNSON B and DUMANYA J, 2016. A critical narrative analysis of shared decision-making in acute inpatient mental health care. Journal of Interprofessional Care. 30(1),

STICKLEY T, HUI A, SOUTER G and MILLS D, 2016. A community arts programme for older people: an evaluation. Mental Health and Social Inclusion.. 20(1), 22-28

STICKLEY T and CASSEDY P, 2016. Person-centred Counselling. In: NICOLA EVANS and BEN HANNIGAN, eds., Therapeutic Skills for Mental Health Nurses. Open University Press. 35-48

JENSEN A, STICKLEY T and EDGLEY A, 2016. The perspectives of people who use mental health services engaging with arts and cultural activities. Mental Health and Social Inclusion. 20(3), 180-186

JENSEN A, STICKLEY T and TORRISSEN W, 2016. Arts on prescription in Scandinavia: a review of current practice and future possibilities. Perspectives in Public Health. 137(5), 268-274

STICKLEY T, KEYNA P, CROSBIE B, WATSON M and SOUTER G, 2015. Dancing for life: An evaluation of a UK rural dance programme International Journal of Health Promotion and Education. 53(2), 68-75

STICKLEY  T and HOARE M, 2015. A review of the concept of Salutogenesis and its  significance for promoting mental health recovery through participatory  arts Journal of Applied Arts & Health. 6(1), 63-75

NORMA DAYKIN and THEO STICKLEY, 2015. The role of qualitative research in arts and health. In: STEPHEN CLIFT and PAUL M CAMIC, eds., Oxford Textbook of Arts, Health and Well-being OUP. 73-82

STACEY  G, FELTON A, HUI A, STICKLEY T, HOUGHTON P, DIAMOND B, MORGAN A, SHUTT J  and WILLIS M, 2015. Informed, involved and influential: three I’s of  shared decision making Mental Health Practice. 19(4), 31-35

STICKLEY T and WRIGHT N, eds., 2014. Theories for Mental Health Nursing: A Guide for Practice Sage, London.

STICKLEY T and SPANDLER H, 2014. Compassion and Mental Health Nursing. In: STICKLEY T and WRIGHT N, eds., Theories for Mental Health Nursing Sage, London. 134-146

BINLEY S and STICKLEY T, 2014. Theories for Public Mental Health and Mental Health Promotion. In: STICKLEY T, ed., Theories for Mental Health Nursing Sage, London. 147-161

EDGLEY, A., STICKLEY, T., TIMMONS, S. and MEAL, A., 2014. Critical Realist Review: exploring the real, beyond the empirical Journal of Further and Higher Education. 40(3), 316-330

WRIGHT  N, STICKLEY T, MULLA I, BRADSHAW E, BUCKLEY L and ARCHBOLD S, 2014.  Hearing Loss and Dementia: An Exploratory Study of the Views of  Audiologists Quality in Ageing and Older Adults. 15(4), 220-231