Meallan Scéal Scéal Eile – One Story Encourages Another
Galway Hospice’s bereavement and art therapy services asked people at home to share their story of living with loss during this extremely challenging time. The importance of being heard, understood and not forgotten is at the heart of this project, and encapsulates the ethos of Galway Hospice. The ‘Meallan Scéal Scéal Eile – One Story Encourages Another’ project is funded by the Irish Hospice Foundation and the Creative Ireland Programme.
The Bereavement Coordination service and the Art Therapy service collaborated to develop a creative outlet for those who are experiencing loss through these difficult times, in an effort to support inclusion, re-engagement, expression and unified space. We feel now, more than ever this needs to be extended to those in our community who are undoubtedly struggling day to day. Many of us are meeting the subsequent lows of living without the all essential human connection. For some of us, the absence of human contact and touch is greeting us at a time we crave it the most. This project offered people an opportunity to share our experience through spoken or written word.
‘Stories create community, enable us to see through the eyes of other people, and open us to the lives of others’
Peter Forbes, Photographer and Author