Maggie has over twenty years experience as an arts trainer, most recently specialising in mental health and recovery

Artist-in-Residence, Wootton Lawn Hospital, 2gether Trust

Artist-in-Residence, Wootton Lawn Hospital, 2gether Trust

Maggie addressing the National Occupational Therapists Conference, 2009

Maggie addressing the National Occupational Therapists Conference, 2009

Art Workshop

Art Workshop

Currently:  Chaplaincy Assistant, Merseycare NHS Trust

October 2007 - May 2010:  Volunteer at Wootton Lawn Hospital 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, and from May 2009 was 'Artist-in-Residence’ at the hospital

May 2008 - January 2010: Service User Representative, Acute Care Forum, Wotton Lawn Hospital Gloucester

November 2009:  Awarded 2gether NHS Foundation Trust ROSCA’s 'Unsung Hero' award

October 2009:  2gether Foundation Trust Social Inclusion Conference – involved in the development of this event

June 2009 - September 2009:  2gether Trust ‘Making Life Better’ Campaign Roadshow 

July 2009:  Coordinator - Wotton Lawn Hospital Arts Festival

June 2009:  Presented an abstract at the College of Occupational Therapists 33rd Annual Conference and Exhibition in Brighton:  ‘Creative Interactive Volunteering – an occupational choice in acute mental health care’ A paper was published in a journal: ‘Mental Health and Social Inclusion’. 

January 2009:  Involved in planning Kingsholm Ward (WLH) Accreditation AIMS Day

Summer 2008:  Planning for & facilitating an acrylic painting with group of 8 service users, resulting in 5x3ft canvas currently hanging in the Occupational Therapy Department

February - May 2008:  Created and led a community based voluntary project to transform a ward garden – Tranquillity Garden', Kingsholm Ward WLH