The H-Word on tour!

Oct 04, 2019

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.

Huntingdon Library:
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Ely Library:
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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 – rachel.wright@each.org.uk  

Click here for more info about the project and exhibitions.



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  • EACH supports families when they’re at their absolute lowest, helping them to come to terms with their child’s illness, losing them and beyond Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • Renee loves going to The Treehouse, but it’s great that care staff are also able to visit us at home too. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • Children like Lucy don’t get the opportunity to go to sleepovers or to their friends for tea, so the interaction she has at the hospice is priceless. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • I can’t imagine what it would have been like. Nobody should have to, every family should be offered the support we were, and are still getting Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • I didn’t realise hope was a gift until I became a mum. My little boy taught me many things and that was one of them Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • It’s been a great opportunity to meet other parents in a similar situation, something that doesn't really happen anywhere else. Helen, William’s mum
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • When we first heard about the hospice we were apprehensive because we didn’t know what to expect. When we got there we realised it was a lovely place where Renee would be well looked after, and we would be able to have a much-needed break. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • We are also supported by the 24/7 True Colours nurses and it’s so reassuring knowing we can call on them whenever we need support or advice Helen, William’s mum
  • EACH helps us to create lovely memories and has played an important part in all of our lives, not just Lucy’s. Heather, Lucy’s mum

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