Rob Gee worked for twelve years as a registered nurse in psychiatric units around England, Scotland and Australia. Working mainly in general psychiatry, he has also worked in child and adolescent units, drug and alcohol services, dementia settings, eating disorder services, early psychosis intervention and psychiatric intensive care.

Rob currently has three solo shows about mental health. One of these, Forget Me Not, is now being used by the NHS to train its staff in ethics and reporting concerns. He regularly leads bespoke combinations of comedy, improvisation, performance poetry and creative writing workshops in inpatient psychiatric units. As an artist, Rob he's delivered workshops in all of the of settings mentioned above. He is lead artist for the Comedy Asylum and patron of Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project (LAMP).

Arts and Health

  • Training for Healthcare Staff

    Training for Healthcare Staff

    • Forget Me Not is a murder mystery set on a dementia ward, with one person playing fifteen characters.
      The show is now part of a training package for clinical and managerial staff in health and social care.
  • Workshops for Artists in Mental Health

    Workshops for Artists in Mental Health

    • Themes include the therapeutic uses of creative activity, implications of labelling and stigmatisation, ethical issues, user empowerment, social inclusion, points of good practice and troubleshooting.
  • Physical Health and Wellbeing

    Physical Health and Wellbeing

    • 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.
  • Conferences and events

    Conferences and events

    • 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.