Young cancer patients take part in creative arts group

Young cancer patients in Northern Ireland took part in a 12 week creative arts group called ‘Hello my name is...not cancer’, organised by a group including two CLIC Sargent Social Workers.

Young cancer patients take part in creative arts group

In this group, young people talked about their cancer experience, hospital life and a range of other topics relating to their cancer.

They then channelled their creativity by sharing their experiences through songs, monologues, artwork, dance and drama.My name is...not cancer

The idea for this unique event at Crescent Arts Centre came from a young cancer patient, Caoimhe Wills.

It was organised by the Belfast City Hospital Teenager and Young Adult Cancer Service - a dedicated service for young people aged 14 to 24 years consisting of CLIC Sargent Social Workers Simon Darby and Laurena Kane, and Friends of the Cancer Centre’s Clinical Nurse Specialist for Teenagers & Young Adults, Renée Reid.

Thank you to those who helped put this event together, including Friends of the Cancer Centre, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Arts Care and many volunteers.

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