Rob worked for twelve years as a registered nurse in acute psychiatric units around
England, Scotland and Australia. He also worked in child and adolescent units, drug and alcohol services, eating disorders, early psychosis intervention and psychiatric intensive care.
As an artist Rob has put his psychiatric experience to use in the following ways:
Rob regularly performs at health events and conferences around the U.K. Clients include The Department of Health, various NHS Trusts, Unison, Social Care Institute for Excellence, Care Services Improvement Partnership and Mind.
Rob has been commissioned to write witty shows, poems and songs about everything from strategic commissioning to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He's also done countless healthy things in schools.
(One participant) rarely smiled, and was clearly uncomfortable through a large part of the workshops. However, through the workshops, and thanks to encouragement and work from the whole group she performed her jokes several times in short sections throughout the performance on the night with a beaming smile.
Project Evaluation Report, BrightSparks Arts in Mental Health Group
All Strides members and staff enjoyed it immensely. As an ex-teacher, I much admired your presentation. Thanks for a truly educational and entertaining afternoon. We hope to invite you back in the future.