Volunteers and staff at Bronglais Hospital’s Ty Geraint offering support to patients

Volunteers and staff at Bronglais Hospital’s Ty Geraint are offering support to patients.
The Living Well Support Group meet at Aberystwyth Leisure Centre, Plas Crug on the first Tuesday of every month.
Run by Volunteering for Health volunteer Carol Smart in conjunction with the palliative care team the group aims to support people living with the effects of life limiting illness: patients, carers, relatives and friends.
Carol said: “There is usually an activity on offer such as drawing, crafts, tai chi, singing and artists from ‘Haul’, Hywel Dda Arts in Health group are regular presenters – but there is always time for coffee and chat.
Gudrun Jones, Art Therapist, palliative care at Hywel Dda University Health Board said: “Getting involved in the arts and creative activities is more and more recognised as a beneficial strategy for dealing with the affects of illness which can have life changing long term side affects.”
One group member said: "The group brightens my day and gets me back on track with myself."
The Group has recently been awarded a Macmillan grant for two projects which will make it possible to invite specialist speakers and to produce a DVD of patients stories.
This DVD will then used in training junior doctors and nurses at Bronglais Hospital to offer them a valuable insight into what it is to be diagnosed with a serious illness.
There is a warm welcome to you to come and join this monthly group and to take part in the DVD project.
For more details and information or just a chat about the group please contact: Gudrun Jones at Ty Gertaint, on 01970 628848.

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