Consultation with Health Organisations

cancer-patients-support-group(a) For cancer outpatients or carer support groups

I work collaboratively with Social Workers, Clinical Nurse Consultants and Clinical Psychologists to develop brief or longer term art therapy programs for people who have finished treatment or their partners and carers.

I have facilitated art therapy workshops at many health organisations including:

  • Liverpool Hospital (Brain Tumour Education & Support Group)
  • Royal North Shore Hospital (Advanced Cancer Support Group)
  • St George Hospital (Arabic Cancer Support Group).
  • Cancer Council NSW (Young Adults)
  • Ankali Project (volunteers and carers)
  • Royal North Shore Hospital (oncology volunteer mentors)

For 2 years I facilitated “The Creative Journey– a group art therapy program for post-treatment cancer patients at St George & Sutherland Hospitals.

This 6 week program was originally developed at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York. Throughout the groups that I facilitated I measured levels of depression, anxiety and stress. Outcomes indicated significant reductions in all of these emotional states for the majority of participants.   More specific information about offering The Creative Journey in your organisation can be provided by completing the form below.

Many hospitals in Australia and overseas include art therapy as an important complementary and safe therapy to use alongside conventional medical care.

Find out more about how art therapy workshops can help your organisation by filling out the form below to request a call back.

health-professionals-bigger(b) For health professionals

Social Workers, Counsellors, Nurses and Psychologists are at the coal face of direct care with patients on the cancer journey. They listen to stories of determination and courage, alongside stories of fear, pain and suffering. Over time there is a risk of chronic stress, exhaustion and compassion fatigue.   If you’re a health professional, it’s essential you find nurturing ways to take care of yourself in your work.

As a vehicle for professional development, creative processes are an empowering and unique way for you to explore issues such as work-life balance, team building and self-care.   It is not formal art therapy and no art making experience is required.

In consultation with you, a creative, experiential workshop can be designed to meet the unique needs of your team.   I bring:

  • a warm, friendly and interactive style
  • simple art materials which anyone can use
  • engaging and enjoyable creative processes

Are you curious about how creative processes can help you and your colleagues in thoughtful and playful reflections on your work?

If so, please fill out the form below to request a call back so we can discuss your needs.