23 June 2015

Seaside in the city

seaside in the cityThe 'seaside in the city' area created by service users and staff in Laurel Ward garden at Callington Road Hospital last year has been extended.

An eye catching mural of a West Country seaside view has now been painted on one of the garden fences.

Earlier in the year Hannah Marsh (Occupational Therapy Technician) collaborated with Ceri Edwards a volunteer painter and relative of a member of staff, to plan the mural. The inspiration came from the life story work carried out by occupational therapy staff, which involved service users and their carers talking about their positive memories of Dorset and Devon holidays.

The mural was designed to give the impression to the viewer that they were looking at a sea view that flows on from the beach huts, sand and stones already in place.

Ceri Edwards volunteered a day of his time to paint the mural with support from Jackie Edwards and service users. The South Gloucestershire therapies team provided funds to purchase the paints.

When people are unable to go out into the garden, the seaside view can be seen from some ward windows. The mural has been the catalyst for many positive interventions, generating interest from service users, families and staff.

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