Art therapy classes for cancer patients

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The Ulster Cancer Foundation (UCF) is providing an art therapy service, free of charge, for cancer patients in Derry.

Running from March 6-April 10, the art therapy group will meet every Monday in the Resource Room of the Agnes Jones Centre at Altnagelvin Hospital from 2pm-3.30pm.

Eithne Gfeller, who will be facilitating UCF’s art therapy group, said:

““Art therapy can help people communicate anxiety or stress.

“In my experience, many participants find the creative process relaxing and they can unwind while chatting to others who are in a similar situation.”

Margaret Rowlandson, who attended a previous UCF art therapy group in Derry, said: “It is not about being good at art, or even about learning to draw or paint, it is about having a safe space and gentle encouragement to express thoughts and feelings that are often hard to put into words.”

Cancer patients are required to pre-book as there are a limited number of places available.

To book, contact Joanne Robinson at UCF on Tel: 028 9066 3281 or email joannerobinson@ulstercancer.org