How do charity donations support your work?
Donations to the charity fund everything that we do and all of our materials
With more funding we can maintain and expand what we work on with patients, giving even more opportunities for people to express themselves. Our patients and their families are so incredibly generous too. We have people donating wool and art materials all the time.
What does Pembridge mean to you?
One of the joys of working here is that Pembridge feels like a big family to me
But like a family we are not happy all the time! We get to know a lot of our patients and their families really well over the years. There are inevitably highs and lows but we always try to be very supportive to each other – even the patients to the staff sometimes!
What do you look forward to most about your job?
Laughing with the patients!
People tend to laugh a lot and our art sessions can be quite silly. We genuinely have a great time together. I really like the idea of ‘deep play’, which means that you are doing something playful while also having the opportunity to explore yourself deeply.