Grief, bereavement and loss are extremely hard to talk about…but they shouldn’t be.
These feelings might come about following a death, but grief can also develop in association with the loss of relationship between the carer and the person they care for when the person or relationship changes due to a condition such as dementia. Grief and loss can also be felt when the person you care for might have to move into residential care, or other aspects of your life and aspirations of your own are dramatically changed in your caring role.
Next Door But One are a not for profit multidisciplinary arts collective in York, and they are inviting carers to come together with professional artists and storytellers to share memories and find creative ways of expressing what has happened and who you are.
These workshops have trialled successfully for groups in New Earswick and now they are offering two sessions just for carers on Wednesday 11 and Monday 16 July, 10am to 12pm, at York St. John University, Lord Mayor’s Walk, YO31 7EX. Book through York Carers Centre on 01904 715490 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will meet you in the reception of York St. John. All they ask is for you to bring an object that has a story attached to it (a photo, a song, piece of jewellery, anything) and we will all make poems, art and music out of it.
‘We all have stories to tell’….
25 June 2018