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News Archive 2012-18

Scotland’s Outstanding Women Isabel McCue MBE the Saltire Society and Theatre Nemo

Theatre Nemo is delighted to announce that co-Founder and Patron Isabel McCue has been honoured and inducted into the esteemed Saltire Society ‘Outstanding Women of Scotland’

She was one of just ten women in Scotland given this prestigious honour this year. The ten also included Mhairi Black, youngest MP in Westminster, Karyn McCluskey, Chief Executive of Community Justice Scotland and the distinguished scientist Professor Sarah Wanless. Previous inductees include First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and singer songwriter Annie Lennox.


The 2018 inductees, Isabel McCue front right.

In this its 20th year Theatre Nemo is thrilled that Isabel McCue has received this honour. Her indefatigable commitment to those experiencing poor mental health and supporting their recovery through the creative arts is both legendary and absolute. Although now officially retired Isabel remains a key persona in the fields of mental health, justice and community arts. Her son and co-Founder Hugh McCue is now CEO of Theatre Nemo and manages all aspects of the organisation including delivery for participants from communities, hospitals and prisons. He has now also initiated more progressive preventative work for young people in schools.

Back ground info. For journalists

Theatre Nemo is a Registered Charity set up in 1998.

Theatre Nemo is an organisation that exists to support people in recovery from poor mental health.We focus on providing creative workshops that have a focus on mental wellbeing, teaching people coping strategies and developing a greater understanding of their own mental health, where to get support and how to support others. Our aims are:

· To improve the mental health and wellbeing of those we work with.

· To improve the knowledge and understanding of mental illness in the wider community.

· To reduce the stigma and isolation associated with poor mental health.

Notes to Editors

Further information

Isabel’s story and motivation -

0141 559 4941
Theatre Nemo,
141 Bridgegate, Unit 235,
G1 5HZ

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