Through our work, our goal is to reduce mental illness caused by social isolation. We offer a wide range of services, all of which are free for service users and their families. With over 10 years of personal and professional experience in the care industry we aim to tailor our work to each individual participant.
For participants who are unable to leave their homes and would prefer not to be visited. Projects created for your needs posted to your home.
One to ones
For participants who are unable to leave their home/ care home/ hospital bed but would like to still take part in our projects.
Community groups where you can take part in the Whiffle Pig projects that are currently running or start your own with small groups of other people local to you.
We have no ‘specific’ criteria to be supported by us but these are the areas we currently help:
Breast feeding support
Whiffle Piglets (children of all ages including the parents)
Neuro logical damage and disease (acute brain injury, stroke, Parkinson’s, Dementia)
Communication difficulties (with the ability aid using Makaton)
Continuing to use our Whiffle Pig method we have created training that can be used in a variety of environments all with the outward goal of a happier work place. Much like our individual workshops we can design a project to fit with your company's specific needs so please contact us to discuss further.
Whiffle Pig Training
We offer both 1/2 and full day training of the Whiffle Pig method for hospital ward staff.
1/2 and full day corporate empathy training (specialising in bereavement of employees)
Whiffle Pig Workshops
1/2 and full day workshops on wards, care homes, within schools which are catered to your needs with the option of incorporating Makaton if needed
All profit from our projects goes back into Whiffle Pig to pay for those in the community who need the support so that they never have to pay for it. By paying for training with us you are directly supporting your own community. If you would like to become a patron please get in contact.
It was so great to see you. Your visits always cheer us up.Thank you for being so awesome!
The Whiffle Pig workshops have also provided a mental focus for me whilst at hospital, improving mood and keeping my outlook positive. The computer work has helped me develop the flexibility in my hands and fingers, whilst forcing me to get away from the bedside and be more active. Whiffle Pig has also helped me to get to know the other patients better, and I have also seen and heard other patients enjoying Whiffle Pig and looking forward to each meeting.
It helps me gets me out of depressive ways… helps me get out of the house [bed]. My girls come to see and I show my daughters what I’ve done. They are worried about me [in hospital] but they like to see what I have done... It helps my mind... Listen and support. I appreciate it, I think it’s wonderful.
I have been impressed by their ability to step back from their work and consider how they can improve and grow as a service.
The Whiffle Pig staff are so friendly and helpful to patients that no project is too big and allows all patients to feel welcome and well supported, which is sometimes in a busy hospital environment is not very easy to achieve.
I felt that Whiffle Pig listened and was interested in what people were talking about and their ideas.
Through their own personal experiences, Whiffle Pig has a deep understanding of how lives can be affected by brain injuries.
It is very motivating and we observe significant benefits in terms of behavioural activation, cognitive engagement, functional movement and communicative success.
This is tiring, but it's exciting being out because it's better than being sat on the ward bored to bloody death!