Tony Gillam (born 1961) is a mental health nurse, writer and musician. A long-standing regular contributor to nursing and mental health journals, he has written more than 80 articles and a book, Reflections on Community Psychiatric Nursing (1), (published in 2002). He founded the Music Workshop Project (which won a MIND Millennium Award in 1997, earning him lifetime membership of the Millennium Awards Fellowship). In 1998, he achieved international recognition as the only UK winner of the Lilly Schizophrenia Reintegration Award and, in 2008, was awarded a Meriden Carers’ Award and was highly commended in the Ian Falloon Memorial Awards for his work in the area of family interventions. He is a trainer in Behavioural Family Therapy and also a visiting lecturer at the University of Worcester.
Gillam was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Alongside his career in mental health nursing, he is also a musician and singer-songwriter. In 2007, he released an album Untangle the Strings under his own name and has previously released two EPs recorded under the name Teach Yourself Shorthand. His latest musical project is a duo with Phil Richards (cajon and harmonica), recording and performing as Fracture Zone.
Gillam is a member of the writers' group Severn Valley Authors. Writing for children as Anthony Gillam, he published his children's timeslip novel A Passenger in Time (2) in 2009. His blog Passengers in Time purports to deal with ‘Books, Music ... even a bit of Time Travel.’ He is currently working on a project that will bring together his interests in creativity, well-being and mental health.
Gillam, T. (2002) Reflections on Community Psychiatric Nursing, London: Routledge.
Gillam, A. (2009) A Passenger in Time, Brighton: Pen Press.
Dizzy Heights EP by Teach Yourself Shorthand (2002)
Supper in the Morning EP by Teach Yourself Shorthand (2004)
Untangle the Strings (released by BiziB Music (2007)
- Gillam, T. (2002) Reflections on Community Psychiatric Nursing, London: Routledge.
- Gillam, A. (2009) A Passenger in Time, Brighton: Pen Press.