Holistic support for health and wellbeing

Therapies at Demelza can help you, your child and your family to express emotions that are too difficult to put into words, through art and music.

You can access these therapies both online and face to face but for those not wanting to take part in one-to-one, family or group sessions, we offer ‘The Creative Hour’. These sessions encourage all family members to explore their creativity in fun and interesting ways.

To enquire about booking an art or music therapy session, get in touch with us.

Creative therapies

Our therapists use a range of therapeutic styles and approaches, which can help you manage the challenges of living with a child with a serious or terminal condition.

Creative therapies give space for laughter and tears. It's about enjoying and being in that moment and creating lasting memories.

Creative sessions have meant that families have heard their child sing for the first time, or become relaxed after a difficult time.

Award winning

Art and music therapists are post graduate qualified and registered with the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC). The Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards 2020 recognised how our creative therapies run through everything we do and awarded us the category.

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Therapies at Demelza

Bethany in the art room with a Health Care Assistant

Art therapy

Art therapy sessions will give you, your child and family the opportunity to use creativity as a way to explore and express your emotions and deal with difficult experiences.

Hallie laughing whilst playing the piano

Music therapy

Music therapy sessions at Demelza will open up wonderful possibilities for engagement and interaction for you, your child and family.

Demelza's Fall on Me Choir stands outside the Kent hospice, wearing matching black outfits.

Demelza's Fall On Me Choir

During the height of the lockdown, children, families, staff and volunteers came together virtually to create a powerful rendition of Andrea and Matteo Bocelli's Fall On Me.

Finally meeting in person at Demelza's Kent hospice to record the final track, coordinated by Creative Services Lead Victoria Swan and Music Producer James Hawkins.

Find out more about the online music group that prompted the project and hear from soloists, Demelza parent, Sam and Demelza Registered Nurse, Tanya.