Our group projects are open to everyone connected with Weldmar, whether patient, carer or relative, as well as staff and volunteers.
Our Creative Arts Practitioners encourage and support people to make contributions that are then collated into a book, film or display.
A recent group project was the Grumpy People and their Seeds of Hope book, and a reminiscence book of people’s memorable clothes, hats and jewellery, called My Old Frock.
What’s in the Box?
During the first half of 2014, our Arts Therapists led a project called ‘What’s in the Box?’.
The Arts Team talked to patients, carers and staff, recording their stories of special objects that they treasure, and taking photographs of them with their treasured object.
These photographs and recordings were placed in a ‘travelling shoebox’ to travel the length and breadth of Dorset so that patients at all of our sites, and in the community, could listen to peoples’ stories.
Simply place the headphones on, press ‘play’, and sit back to enjoy 27 intimate, funny, sad, and fascinating stories.
The photo shows patient Brenda Webster using the travelling shoebox at our Shaftesbury Wellbeing Centre at Westminster Memorial Hospital.