Mick is a native of Dublin’s inner-city who is an experienced health and social care professional. He has worked in various inpatient and assertive outreach roles across the UK and Ireland. Mick is an expert by lived experience and has a passion for working with disadvantaged and marginalised groups.
He has also worked in partnership with Health Education England and NHS Improvement as a member of their expert referencing group which developed a new competency framework for lived experience roles within the NHS in the UK. This now forms part of their national programme to develop new roles, and expand others, to transform the mental health workforce in England. He lives to pass on his story of hope and recovery, to help others avoid the pitfalls, into which he fell.
Mick is a National Advisor to London’s Royal College of Psychiatrists, working with the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health. Now living back in Dublin and studying in Trinity College Dublin, he also sits on the Board of Directors in Kyrie Farm.