Alleviating childhood anxieties around healthcare

Student Volunteering Week is an annual event celebrating the voluntary work done by students across the UK. Currently in its 18th year, Student Volunteering Week 2019 ran from Monday 11 to Sunday 17 February.

To mark the week, we chatted with the co-presidents of Teddy Bear Hospital – a scheme with over 600 student volunteers at St George’s - Manasvi Dwaraknath and Aamie Patel.

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Volunteering the kindness of strangers

Helping people handle grief is a topic close to the heart of Dr Katherine Joekes, Head of Clinical Communication at St George’s. As well as training future doctors to deliver bad news, she also dedicates her Thursday afternoons to helping bereaved people cope with their loss through her work with the charity Cruse Bereavement Care (Cruse).

 

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