Monthly Archives: May 2015

New Group Starting – Sharing Stories for Wellbeing Starting May 21st

Storytelling - Copy

The Starlight Centre, Peace Hospice Care, Peace Drive, Watford, Thursdays 1.45-3.l5pm     5 weekly sessions starting 21st May 2015                                 Contact Hannah Cridford 01923 330343 or Day Services on 01923 330330

“Sharing Stories for Wellbeing” is a small group experience, where participants are invited to recount and record their own life stories – anecdotes, words of wisdom, dreams, reminiscences and experiences. Facilitated by an experienced storyteller, the course offers a chance to reflect, and to acknowledge the value of life and the contribution they have made. It is an opportunity to make sense of experiences, express emotions, and capture personal stories.

There is no requirement for participants to have previous experience or skills in storytelling or creative writing. Participants will be offered support with any issues that may emerge during the course.

An opportunity to capture and record your own life stories – anecdotes, reminiscences and experiences. Just bring yourself, your memories, your imagination and a willingness to participate within the group.

This course will be evaluated by the University of Northampton. A university observer will be present to observe one or more of the sessions, and participants will be asked to complete short pre and post course questionnaires about their experiences. Participation in the evaluation is entirely voluntary and participants may withdraws from the study at any time.


Nurses at Peace Memorial Hospital in the 1940s - Copy

Afternoon Tea Invitation

2pm – 4pm 24 July 2015 Starlight Meeting Room, Peace Hospice, Peace Drive, Watford, WD17 3PH.

For people who worked at Peace Memorial Hospital or have memories of the Hospital. 2015 is the 90th year since the official opening of Peace Memorial Hospital, this is an opportunity to meet people who worked at the Hospital and share memories.

RSVP John Arcus 01923330330 07718570110

Oral History Training

Peace Memorial Hospital Watford Nurses Sitting Room date unknown - Copy

Peace Hospice Care

Celebrating Lives Oral History Project Oral History Training Day 

9.30 – 4.00 Wednesday 27 May 2015 Starlight Meeting Room, First Floor, Starlight Centre, Peace Hospice Care, Peace Drive, Watford, WD17 3PH.

Learn to work with people who may benefit from an Oral History, Life History or Reminiscence Session.

This is a practical course that will give you the skills to:

  • Undertake an Oral History or Life History
  • Run Reminiscence Sessions
  • Understand memory and recollection
  • Improve listening and interview skills
  • Understand specific recipient needs
  • Build confidence working with recording equipment
  • Researching local and family history
  • Write narrative histories
  • Care for archives and collections

This is a free course for volunteers and staff.

RSVP to John: 01923330330 07718570110

Parking information

Oral History Project Funded by Heritage Lottery Fund