Creative Dementia Training

Are you an organisation or volunteer group working with people living with dementia? Would you like to develop your skills and capacity to run creative activities? Then this training session could be for you! Our two hour training session takes place on Zoom and aims to equip participants with the skills, knowledge and confidence to do this!

Each session is run by 2 x facilitators, includes a supporting journal for all participants (pdf), and accommodates up to 15 people. It includes the following:

  • An introduction to the in the moment, imagination focused approach that we take within The Storybox Project.
  • What is creative work, why is it important and what benefits can it have for people living with dementia?
  • The essence of facilitation in this context, and discussion about the key skills and techniques that you may use.
  • The opportunity to try and reflect upon a range of creative activities.
  • The use of themes as a starting point.
  • Getting started with creative work wherever you are!

Training sessions for individuals:

Are you an individual who would like to participate in one of our training sessions, or are there one or two members of your team who would like to take part?

We run regular training sessions for individuals. The cost for a place on one of these sessions £30 (or equivalent in local currency)

Training sessions for groups:

Have you got a group who would like to take part in our training?

We are able to run training sessions especially for groups at a time and date to suit! The cost of each session is £350 (or the equivalent in local currency)

To find out more or to book a session for your group please get in contact.

Feedback from recent sessions:

“The session on Tuesday met my expectations, which were high because I know the quality of the work you deliver.  I am pleased that we had a diverse group of participants for this session, in terms of their roles and their experience…;Six months ago some of the volunteers lacked confidence to lead activity sessions.  Now, having participated in the taster group and this training, we can easily find people who actively want to devise and lead sessions.”

“I thought the session was very informative and gave some great ideas that can be used to support our clients. The positivity was great and the ideas given by the others will be beneficial.”

Thank you – this was a well structured and very helpful training session.

“It was interesting to do activities which are not reliant on past memories but can help recall in a natural way.