Bristol Schools (United Kingdom)

Contact details

Name of organisation/individual

Sally Townsend, Community Development Coordinator for Schools – Bristol Dementia Wellbeing Service (Partnership between NHS / Alzheimer’s Society)

Address

Bristol Dementia Wellbeing Service

Brookland Hall Conduit Place

St Werburghs Bristol BS2 9RU England

Telephone

07590 884435

E-mail

sally.townsend1@nhs.net

Website

www.bristoldementiawellbeing.org



Description

The trial project consisted of taking people living with and affected by dementia into Primary / Secondary schools as co-educators to ‘tell their story’ and answer pupil questions. The aims of the trial project were to:

1. Develop a greater pupil knowledge and understanding of dementia through first hand interactions with people living with / affected by dementia.

2. Empower people living with / affected by dementia to educate and influence school communities, increasing sense of purpose and improving well-being.

3. Develop pupil skills and confidence in interacting with people living with / affected by dementia, supporting the development of intergenerational relationships.

4. Dispel myths and misconceptions, challenge stigma, break down fear and enable positive attitudes towards dementia.

Website

www.bristoldementiawellbeing.org