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

Rob currently has three solo shows about mental health. One of these, Forget Me Not: The Alzheimer's Whodunnit, has been used by several NHS trusts to train healthcare staff in ethics and reporting concerns. He regularly leads bespoke comedy, improvisation, poetry and creative writing workshops in inpatient mental health settings, as well as for artists interested in mental health. He is lead artist for the Comedy Asylum and patron of Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project (LAMP).

Arts and Health

  • Creative Workshops

    Creative Workshops

    • Workshops in mental health settings. These bespoke workshops cover areas of comedy, poetry, creative writing, stage skills and improvisation.
  • Healthy Schools

    Healthy Schools

    • Rob has done a variety of healthy things in schools, from sketch comedy about composting to using improvisation skills to build resilience.
  • 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.
  • Commissioned Writing

    Commissioned Writing

    • Rob has been commissioned to write witty shows, poems and songs about everything from strategic commissioning to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Workshops for Artists Interested in Mental Health

    Workshops for Artists Interested in Mental Health

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

    Workplace Wellbeing

    • Comedy and poetry can offer a dynamic and enjoyable new way to support the wellbeing of your staff. A workforce that thinks creatively can find it easier to solve problems, which ultimately leads to a happier workplace.