A gentle weekly session where creative practices offer a supportive environment to encourage conversation about dying, death, loss and grief.
Led by artist-facilitators Tara Donoghue and Nancy Holmes Smith supported by the Irish Hospice Foundation and the Age Friendly Office of Kerry County Council.
About The Compassionate Culture Network
With all citizens affected by loss, some by extreme loss, and during a period where normal patterns of grieving were disrupted, Irish Hospice Foundation established our Compassionate Culture Network (CCN) pilot programme in 2021 – 2022 as a rapid Covid –19 pandemic response with the support of Creative Ireland
The arts help process sensation into meaning. Linking experienced artist-facilitators with a wider public in properly resourced sessions, initiated meaningful conversations on death, dying, and bereavement, while signposting other health related services available locally for those in greater need.
Early findings indicate an unprecedented impact on all who have been bereaved (whatever the cause), and all those who cared for the dying (be they professionals or family and friends) with significant challenges ahead as grief evolves into poor mental health and wellbeing issues.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.