Charity funds patient Boredom Buster Annual!

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Charity funds patient Boredom Buster Annual!

 

This bumper first edition is a pioneering, collaborative project between the arts and culture sector, hospital arts teams and participatory arts professionals.

Packed with articles, activities and images it is designed for adults and older teenagers to boost mood and alleviate anxiety and provides an individual, interactive kit of creative items. As well as reading, patients are encouraged to immerse themselves in drawing, writing, tearing and folding to make each copy their own. ‘Boredom Buster’s’ superpower is its eclectic range of contributions including those from famous artists, arts therapists and professional creative health specialists.

Dementia patient enjoys the Boredom Buster Annual

The ‘Boredom Buster’ newspaper has attracted national interest and the print run of 60,000 is being eagerly taken up by NHS Foundation Trusts including us at Frimley Health Charity, other charities and care settings, in organisations spanning the length and breadth of the country.

The ‘Boredom Buster’ Annual can be dipped in and out of and contains a variety of themed pages to creatively engage a broad demographic of adult patients, with spreads on history, art, science, poetry, writing, photography, fashion, music, dance, travel, food, outdoors and well-being.

Emma Carr, Arts, Creative Health and Communications Manager Said:

The charity have funded 500 copies to distribute across, Frimley, Heatherwood and Wexham Hospital in the initial print run.  Already warmly received by staff for our patients, at a time when visiting is restricted, patients are in even greater need of an individual resource that can provide engaging things to do and think about.  Appreciated and used straight away along with kindly donated colouring pencil from the Pen Warehouse.  The publications follows the successful distribution of the second edition Trust Colouring Book created by Farnborough College of Technology.  Used for patients and staff wellbeing.

If you would like to donate to more copies or supply the all-important colouring pencils, please contact : emma.carr11@nhs.net

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