Cherilyn Yeates
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Heathfield 1 is the Stroke Rehabilitation Ward at Croydon University Hospital. Working in collaboration with CREATE, a collaborative project which aims to enhance the experience of stroke patients through unconventional means, Chez was commissioned to paint a mural in their day room.

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The mural was created to engage patients in conversation, and create a calming but uplifting environment. CREATE was recognised for a national award for Patient, Carer and Public Involvement at the annual Stroke Forum conference in December 18.

It encourages you to interpret what the shapes are
— Patient, Stroke Ward
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Great for stimulating conversation, like cloud watching
— Staff, Stroke Ward
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Calm. Earthy, autumnal colours make me feel grounded
— Patient, Stroke Ward

This was part of an umbrella project ‘Making Space’. Making Space is a mural project with local clinical, therapeutic & community spaces which aims to find out if making space for art in our environments can influence positive emotions.