|Two days of skills and information exchange for those working with or interested in working with people affected by dying, death, grief and loss, using creative practices.
Taking place on Saturday January 27th and Friday February 9th in Letterkenny, Co Donegal prompted by three questions:· How do we best support people receiving bad news or who are bereaved?· What are the roles for arts and creativity?· How might this be offered at individual, community and systemic level?
To register your interest, please fill in the form below.
Register Your Interest
20 places are available. There is no cost for attendance. Catering is provided.
Applicants will be notified on January 19th. Preference will be given to those able to attend both days. We will be seeking representation from across a spectrum of practices.
Irish Hospice Foundation Arts are developing a programme of training and support for people working through creative arts with people impacted by grief and loss. While small in number, there are a selection of practitioners working in this space in Ireland representing a range of both clinical and creative backgrounds. We recognise there is need for complementary or discreet skills There is limited understanding however of each other’s disciplines, and this is often thought of not as abundance but as competition. This Skills Exchange is a first step in exploring how this diversity of practices can be complementary.The aims of this Information Exchange are to share existing practice and opportunity. These sessions will be informal and discursive, they will cover: · An introduction to Public Health grief pyramid · Theories of Grief and creative engagement· Approaches and responses to those in need from separate disciplines · Health and care systems in Ireland · Formal and informal provision nationally and locally Who might this be this for?
Artists, Crafters, Cultural practitioners, Art Therapists (IACAT), Expressive Therapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Health care workers, Link Workers and anyone with a particular interest in this area.By the end of the sessions you should have increased awareness of: · The discreet disciplines and their strengths · Where overlapping and complementary areas exist · How each might benefit an individual patients or groups
Saturday January 27th
Time: 10.30 am to 4pm
Venue: Donegal Cancer Support Centre, 2nd Floor Unit, Station House, Pearse Rd, Letterkenny
Friday February 9th
Time: 10.30 am to 4pm
Venue: Letterkenny Regional Cultural Centre, Cove Hill, Port Rd, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, F92 C8HD (behind An Grianán Theatre)
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more background:
Irish Hospice Foundation
Irish Hospice Foundation Arts and Cultural Engagement
Skills Exchange is made with the support of:
HSE National Lottery Grant Scheme
Cancer Care West
Letterkenny Regional Cultural Centre
Irish Hospice Foundation Arts is supported by the Creative Ireland programme