Hand of a child painting a garden scene on a small easel in front of them

Grief from a Child’s Eyes – Art Exhibition

About the event

When: Where: The Living Room, Leigh Road Cost: Free to attend

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room.

On the 6th and 7th July, Havens Hospices will feature in the Leigh Art Trail hosting an art exhibition in The Living Room on Leigh Road. Each beautiful, expressive piece of art that will be displayed has been created during counselling sessions or wellbeing support groups, empowering children to explore the impact of their loss and to process their grief with others in similar situations.

The art displayed will explore the often-confusing feelings and thoughts of young people who have experienced loss and death.

Death and dying can be tricky subjects to talk about, no matter your age. Our Children and Young People’s Wellbeing Team find many youngsters who have experienced the death of a sibling, parent, grandparent or anyone special to them often feel invisible, trying to process feelings that even adults don’t fully understand.

Art and creative therapy are valuable tools to help children express thoughts and feelings that can be too hard to verbalise. Creative techniques like painting, drawing and poetry open up conversations with children and often evokes memories of their loved one who has died.