Look what happened in October

It’s been a busy few weeks with lots of exciting teaching events. Here are some of the highlights, with some new resources for teaching.


At HEE Autumn School we discovered more about the lives of the GPs we work with by hearing stories about their shoes.

Inspired by ‘A Mile in My Shoes’ an art project housed in a giant shoebox containing a diverse collection of shoes and audio stories that explored our shared humanity. From a Syrian refugee to a sex worker, a war veteran to a neurosurgeon, visitors were invited to walk a mile in the shoes of a stranger while listening to their story. The stories covered different aspects of life, from loss and grief to hope and love and took the visitor on an empathetic as well as a physical journey.

These are some of the resources GPs brought to the seminar in response to the question- ‘What arts resources have helped you understand compassion?’


The Evening Thread by Iris Moore a short stop-motion film made entirely by hand with watercolour and paper cut-outs.In the film, an old woman prepares to die. Accompanied by her granddaughter, she reflects on the memories of her life, and on the profound experience of being human, before taking the next step into the unknown.


Prayer Before Birth  Louis MacNeice


Music was a popular and a very personal choice, the pieces we heard along with other resources for thinking more about compassion are listed here.


This banner was created at HEE Y&H September Away Day at Aldwalk Manor in response to the question ‘What are you proud of about the work you do for HEE?’








Creative Art for Health and Wellbeing

Take a look at what is in the display cabinet on the long corridor at York Hospital- it’s the quilt York and Scarborough Trainees made at their Creative Arts Teaching Day If you can’t visit take a look here.

Thanks to Ben Pugh for creating a short film about the day, watch it here.

And finally

At our October GP Trainee Teaching day, we discussed the impact of inequality on health and the value of community. Here are the resources we used

We were joined by a group from International Mixed Ability Sports (IMAS) to hear how sport can be fully inclusive and benefit the health and wellbeing of all who take part.