We hosted a range of activities to mark this important occasion and raise awareness about hospice care.
On Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th, we organised Talk & Tours sessions at Warwick Myton Hospice and Coventry Myton Hospice, which offered visitors the chance to find out what a hospice is really like, and the services offered at Myton.
These were extremely successful with attendees learning more about our services and how we can help.
Our visitors also got the chance to take a tour of our Inpatient Units and therapy rooms, giving them a deeper insight into how a hospice works.
Thank you so much to everyone who attended and we hope it helped you understand The Myton Hospices a little bit more!
We also held a themed Coffee Connexion event at our Rugby Myton Support Hub, where we introduced the concept of Dying Matters Awareness Week.
Participants joined in an activity called ‘If I Have One More Moment’ which gave them the opportunity to reflect on a special moment with a loved one who has passed away and make a heart to represent their memory.
During this session, we had a group discussion about how employers can be more compassionate when dealing with employees who have experienced bereavement or illness. It was a meaningful and emotional discussion, and we want to thank everyone who attended and participated in it.
To ensure that we continue to support our staff and volunteers, we have introduced feedback boxes called ‘One Thing I Wish Myton Knew’. This offers them a confidential avenue to express their feelings on the topic.
Additionally, we have launched a Bereavement at Work Best Practise guide for line managers to ensure they are better equipped to support colleagues affected by bereavement and grief.
Finally, we had an information stand at Coughton Court National Trust's Dying Matters Awareness Week activity room, which aimed to highlight the importance of discussing death and dying to reduce social stigma and create an open and compassionate society.
Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our activities, and we hope that through these events, we have helped to spread awareness and encourage more open conversations about death and dying.