A member of our end of life care team is encouraging staff to take up a creative writing opportunity to help reflect on the experience of the last few months.
We are working in partnership with the Open University to carry out research into creative writing and the impact it has on staff wellbeing.
Nurse consultant in palliative care Mel McEvoy wants staff to get involved.
He said: “I know that this is the toughest time that you have ever faced. This is why it is an important place to write from, a time to capture your lived experience. It is often by articulating what you are going through that you take control and move through and beyond the experience.
“We want you to find your voice.
“This is a poetry and prose competition in collaboration with the English Department of the Open University, The subject is ‘Working in a Time of COVID-19’. You can cover any aspect of the whole year of COVID-19. It is open to all staff including those who are a part of the research project.
“The entries could be a poem of not more than forty lines or a piece of prose not more than 250 words long.”
The closing date for entries will be 28 February.
Staff can email their finished work to Mel – his details can be found on the internal directory.