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Creative Self-Care: A supportive croup for people living with dementia, and their carers

A supportive group which will offer creative ways of exploring what living with dementia means for each person, helping people develop simple self-care skills, build resilience and connect with others in a similar situation. 2nd September – 4th October.

More information about the group

The group will combine art-making,  mindfulness and a sensory approach to explore a different theme each week. Attendees don’t need to have any previous experience of these to take part.

The group will use a strengths-based aproach that focuses on what each person can do, awakening the senses and encouraging an open, enquiring and nurturing spirit within the group.

At the end of the project attendees will have a resource folder to take away to help them continue to apply these simple self-care skills in everyday life.

Who will run the group?

The group will be facilitated by Yuko Micus, an art therapist, and Carrie Clarke, an occupational therapist. They are both registered health professionals and have lots of experience of working creatively with people living with dementia.

When and where will the group take place?

Mondays 2-4pm, for 6 weeks, from 2nd September – 7th October.

At the Newtown Community Association Hut, Belmont Park, Gordon Road, Exeter EX1 2DH.

How to sign up

Participation is free of charge.

To sign up, please either telephone Carrie on 07871 260 960 or email creativeselfcaredevon[at]gmail.com

There is a limited amount of funding to help with travel costs – please get in touch if you would like to know more.

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