Share your memories and be part of our joyous project!

25 Jan 2024 -- Posted by : RossE

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Are you living with a life-limiting and serious illness? Would you like to share the significant stories of your life, capture memories, and be part of a supportive, creative group?

Our Hospice is currently recruiting participants living with life-limiting and serious illness who would benefit from being part of a supportive peer group, working with professional artists alongside their Wellbeing Team, to support your care, wellbeing and resilience while creating meaningful and joyful art about your life.

Lisa Hoctor, Senior Counsellor explained: “The Nightbird Project is a series of fortnightly Saturday creative wellbeing workshops bringing together people living with life-limiting and serious illness to create celebratory and meaningful art about your life.

It is led by our Wellbeing Team, and supported by Jenny Gaskell, a Manchester based community artist whose work explores connection, art in everyday spaces and holding various types of grief. Last year was our successful pilot year of The Nightbird Project and it was joyful, supportive and brimming with meaningful connections.”

Feedback from those taking part in theinaugural event was hugely positive. One person said: “This has felt very special” with another adding “It’s a really good group and the memories are priceless”.

Our Hospice is holding an Open Day on Saturday 3rd February between 10.30am - 1.30pm for potential participants to ask any questions, meet The Nightbird Project team and get a feel for the project. There will be plenty of brews, biscuits and friendly faces to welcome you. This celebratory, creative project aims to invite you to share your stories and build relationships with the Hospice Team to support your care, wellbeing and resilience.

Our team can support you to creatively tell your story in ways that reflect you and your abilities. You can talk to our team about any disease related complexities that you may have and you are welcome to take a carer with you. We welcome a diversity of life experiences, ages, diagnoses and ethnicities.

Participants must be registered with an Oldham GP. To find out more about The Nightbird Project, email or call 0161 624 2727.


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