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Creative Therapies

Our Creative Therapies include a wide range of activities available to both our In-Patients and Day Therapies patients.

Activities include Art and Crafts and Therapeutic Group Work which are co-ordinated by our Creative Therapist, supported by a dedicated team of volunteers. 

Therapeutic Group work is stimulating and dynamic, reminding our patients that they are people and not just an illness. We help them to see themselves as individuals and not just patients.  

Our group sessions are individually led by members of the Psychological and Supportive Care Team and include:

  • Laughter classes
  • Indoor bowls
  • Group discussions – reminiscing, politics, music time lines and many more.

We encourage patients to get involved and experience the different activities available because it enhances wellbeing and social skills, helps rediscover their creative side and is fun!

How do creative therapies help?

Creating art and self-expression through colour and other media is enriching and therapeutic, creating the opportunity to learn and develop new skills and hobbies, provoking a real sense of ‘can do’. Each piece of art work is lovingly created and treasured, often becoming a family heirloom.

Many of our patients have a level of disability which impacts and limits their dexterity and level of social engagement. Working in a group encourages talking, laughing and distraction from their worries and concerns. We introduce patients to numerous crafts including card making, pottery and jewellery making.

We have several local artists who volunteer and come along on different days and teach basic painting skills, rekindling forgotten talents and nurturing new hobbies. We also have patient’s whose work is so good they sell their paintings to the public and raises money for the Hospice.