Sharing successes and challenges in using creative arts to help people deal with death and dying.

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This year will be the sixth year St Christopher’s will bring together arts and music therapists with palliative and bereavement practitioners to share their successes and challenges in using creative arts to help people deal with death and dying.

Attend engaging discussions, workshops and performances from a wide range of experts with diverse experiences on October 30th at St Christopher’s CARE

Our full-day programme hosts impactful discussions, presentations, and interactive workshops providing an insight into the importance and need of creative & holistic palliative care.

We are delighted to announce we will also have live art and music performances on the day:

  • Spoken word poetry
  • Interactive labyrinth experience
  • Art exhibitions curated by artists and local community groups
  • Live Threshold Choir

This event will be held at St Christopher’s Centre of Awareness and Response to End of life care (CARE).

This conference is open to anyone with an interest in creative and holistic end of life care, such as:

  • Clinical palliative care professions
  • Creative arts therapist
  • Holistic palliative care therapist
  • Doula


    Molly Case Photo web  Molly Case
    Molly Case is a writer and nurse born and brought up in south London. She currently works in palliative and end of life care. In April 2013 she achieved national recognition after performing her poem ‘Nursing the Nation’ at the Royal College of Nursing. Molly’s book How to Treat People is out with Viking, Penguin.

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    Mandy Bruce  Mandy Bruce
    Mandy is an Art Psychotherapist and leads the Psychological and Spiritual Care team at St Christopher’s. Through therapeutic creative process and contemplative care, she aims to be present with patients and families as they navigate suffering, uncertainty and unknowing at end of life. Mandy has offered Art Psychotherapy to individuals and groups in NHS and …

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    Deborah Kelly Photo  Deborah Kelly
    Dr. Deborah Kelly is an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, group facilitator and teacher. With a background in nursing, and shiatsu, she has worked in end-of-life care for over 25 years, with individuals and groups. Her interests lie in therapeutic aspects of place, and, more specifically, working with nature and embodied imagination in her practice and academic …

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    Michael Kearney Photo  Michael Kearney
    Michael Kearney has practiced for over 40 years as a palliative care physician in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, and North America. He has worked with two of the pioneers of hospice and palliative care, with Cicely Saunders in London, and in Montreal with Balfour Mount. He is a student of Native American traditions and […]
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    Lisa Snook Photo  Lisa Snook
    Lisa Snook is a British born artist and art psychotherapist. She trained as a sculptor at Chelsea College of Art and Goldsmiths University (BA) in the early 1990’s. She is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors and recipient of the FBZ Art Award, which honours the interplay between ‘Psyche, Art and Mental Health’. […]
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