Poetry Groups for Nurses & Allied Healthcare Workers

In collaboration with CHSA, Doctors in Distress is offering a course of 4-weekly free Poetry Groups for Nurses & Allied Healthcare Workers, led by Dr Claire McKechnie-Mason and poet, Caroline Stewart. The groups will run on a Wednesday, from 22nd June – 13th July, 12.30-2pm. Spaces Limited.

“We read to know we are not alone”

People have used poetry for hundreds of years to express deep human emotions such as hope, love, fear, and sadness. Poetry gives us a window into human experience and this is at the heart of healthcare too. These workshops will provide an introduction to a wide range of poems and poets, and will focus on four themes that speak to what it is to be human: loss, gratitude, sorrow, and hope. We will explore these themes playfully and with curiosity to connect with each other and our experiences. All welcome; no experience required!

This programme is part of our wider Restore: Creativity Project in partnership with the Bigger Picture Collaboration and NHS Practitioner Health which focuses on restoration, reflection and recovery through the arts and humanities. This project will explore different areas of creativity, including the visual arts and the written word, to give all medical professionals the opportunity to reflect and connect with each other in supportive and creative spaces.

N.B. Please only register if you are available to attend all of the sessions.

Please note, you do not need to register for all of the dates. If you register for one, you will automatically be registered for all of the sessions.


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