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Paula Matthews

Area of Expertise

My area of expertise is in art and mental health. I have recently acted as a mental health consultant for Tinderbox and have developed several arts for health projects in the community. I have excellent understanding of how to safeguard wellbeing and link with communities due to my extensive work in this area.

Area for Work

  • Antrim
  • Derry/Londonderry
  • Down


  • Creative Team
  • Facilitators
  • Other
  • Theatre maker

Age Range



Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - Directing/assessing resilience while casting.
Playwright’s Mentorship with Jo Egan via ACNI SIAP Award
Trained in use of arts for mental health, Diversional Therapy, dementia, mental health, learning disability, arts and ageing, facilitation where people have complex needs, safeguarding, mental health awareness, arts mentorship and qualified social worker with specialist training in children and families.Trained in shared reading.

Previous Employers

Marginal Theatre, The Reader, Nerve Centre, The Launchpad, Jigsaw NI, Social Services

Previous Notable Work

Mad House, Fickle Favours
Noli Timere, Black Box
Echoes, Marginal Theatre
Phenomenal Woman, NIHRF
The Downshire, Wireless Mystery Theatre
LitNet NI Mentorship with Moyra Donaldson - published The Shadow Behind
Extensive community and criminal justice experience, particularly in mental health settings, using creativity to promote wellbeing.

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