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Art Therapy Supporting End-Of-Life Journeys

The creation of a long-lasting legacy for Bob’s family.

Bob's wife Joy creation of legacy art.

"These important services make a world of difference on those very tough days."

Bob and his wife Joy experienced first-hand the care and compassion provided by Laurel Hospice staff and its Arts Therapy program through the creation of legacy art.

Joy said the whole experience has supported her through the journey of her husband’s end-of-life.

“The hand-casting process helped me prepare for what is coming,” Joy said.  “When holding the hand castings, I can feel Bob – it’s such a connection I’ll continue to have.”

Bob said it has given him a sense of completion in creating a legacy for his family. Two of Bob’s children live in Victoria and the NT and are unable to be with him due to COVID-19 restrictions, however, his hand casting will service as a treasured continuing bond with their father.

“We’d like to express our gratitude and thanks to Laurel Hospice and Jane’s arts therapy team for their support,” Joy said. “What the Laurel Palliative Care Foundation provides through these important services to people such as us, makes a world of difference on those very tough days.”

Patients and their families are able to access the Arts Therapy and Creative Expression Arts Group services every Tuesday and Friday through our Foundation’s Arts Psychotherapist.