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Providing Care for Frontline Staff and Carers

~ Building connection, relationships and promoting a community of wellness ~

HarpCare Staff Programs can assist nurses and medical staff develop inner resources, resilience and skills to manage the clinical stress of their work, resulting in a significant improvement in their own health.

The programs help develop a community of wellness by offering Creative Arts Programs in clinical areas including:

  • Music and Mindfulness together
  • Mindfulness-based Stillness Meditation Training
  • Harp and Hand Massage ServiceThe Harp Spa
  • Mindful Self Compassion.
  • Mindful Moments and Music For Calm – a curated music program delivered onsite in Healthcare and staff areas
  • Bespoke gratitude and staff thank you cards provided in clinical areas.
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Proven benefits

Targeted music, mindfulness and creative arts programs assist nurses and medical staff to develop inner resources, resilience and skills to manage clinical stress.

At work programs create and enhance a positive caring culture where staff feel valued and supported. 

Research has shown that participation in such programs result in:

  • Nurses experienced greater work satisfaction, and less days off
  • Decreased feelings of stress, depression and anxiety
  • Greater feelings of serenity, compassion, mental clarity, concentration, improved sleep and rest patterns
  • Increase in overall attention, empathy, presence and feelings of connection with patients, their families and colleagues
  • An elevated mood with greater workplace satisfaction.
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Targeted music, mindfulness and creative arts programs can assist nurses and medical staff develop inner resources, resilience and skills to manage the clinical stress of their work, significantly improving their own health.

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The HarpCare Therapeutic Harp Program was established in 2009, in Canberra, Australia and is funded by the donations administered by The Canberra Hospital Foundation.

Phone: +61 2 5124 3542

Donate to the Canberra Hospital Foundation
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Comments from staff who have participated in the HarpCare Programs

“A great way to end a busy shift. What a great session to look forward to after a long shift.”

“Extremely relaxing, and stress relieving – a great initiative.”

“Very soothing and relaxing. The room was set up beautifully and a lot of thought was given to the exercise.”

“Thank you very much. As a frontline worker in cancer services, I really appreciate the little break and opportunity to be cared for. A very worthwhile project. Thank you for your efforts.”

“Words cannot express the experience of Alison’s harp music in our work area (which the patients loved too). I was stressed and anxious about work and personal problems but the music made me feel quite beautifully emotional, loved and supported. I can’t tell you the difference it made to my day.”

FAQ about the Frontline Staff Care Program

Sessions are tailored to the needs of the staff. However, programs range from 20 minutes to a full day. They can be held during a shift break or before or after the shift.

Costs vary according to the length and inclusions of the Program.

Please get in touch with me and we can discuss details.

Some programs are eligible for funding. Please get in touch with me and we can discuss details about funding options.

For the Canberra area:
You can email My Health and Wellbeing Committee within Canberra Health Services if you would like HarpCare to visit a specific location.

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