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Volunteers learn the therapy of art for their Palliative Care role at Broken Hill

Broken Hill Palliative Care Volunteers recently participated in an experiential session on art therapy with Mia Vaux, resident art therapist contracted by Melissa Cumming, Director Cancer & Palliative Care Services to work with palliative care patients, carers and staff.

Melissa reported that “The volunteers thoroughly enjoyed their experience, even requesting another session!!”

In addition to supporting the volunteers, the session was also aimed at giving the volunteers an idea of what art therapy is in order to promote it with palliative care patients and carers.

Thank you to Far West LHD Volunteer Manager Mary Leehane for the update.

Dying Matters 2017 Art Competition 'Connection with Community'

Talented art folk have submitted entries to Palliative Care Australia's 'Connection with Community' 2017 art competition. Voting for the People’s Choice Award has opened and will close at 10am on Monday the 28th of August 2017. Click here to see the entries and vote on your favourite

Pic: Art Therapist Mia Vaux (far right) with Broken Hill Palliative Care Volunteers following an art therapy session.

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