We were very pleased to find that The H-Word, our photography exhibition by parents who use EACH services at The Treehouse, did have an impact on public perceptions. A number of negative words used to describe children’s hospices decreased after seeing the exhibition at DanceEast this June (Dark, Daunting, Distressing, Scary, Upsetting, Clinical, Unknown), and a number of positive words increased (Bright, Fun, Happy, Joyful, Warm). After seeing the exhibition there was also an increase in the number of people who would feel comfortable talking to someone who uses a children’s hospice about their experience.
We are now building on the success of this first exhibition, and taking The H-Word on tour! Exhibitions opened at Ely and Huntingdon Libraries on 3rd October, and will run until the end of the month. On 16th October we will be setting up an exhibition at Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, where we will be taking over the display cabinets in one of the main corridors for four months.
We hope to continue to exhibit the photographs across the EACH region, and keep changing perceptions, lowering barrier to access and encouraging more conversations about children’s hospice care.
If you have any ideas for exhibition venues, please contact Rachel – email@example.com
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