Individuals

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.
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)
  • Carers support
  • Palliative care
  • Bereavement support
  • Communication difficulties (with the ability aid using Makaton)

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    Professionals

    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.

    Empathy Training

    1/2 and full day corporate empathy training (specialising in bereavement of employees)

    Makaton Training

  • Taster session
  • Beginners workshop
  • Signing for babies
  • Foundation workshop
  • Enhanced workshop
  • Bespoke training for neurological damage and disease
  • 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!
      Parent of a child on Children's Ward
      Royal Derby Hospital
    • 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.
      Patient
      Royal Derby Hospital
    • 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.
      Patient
      Neurological Rehabilitation, Royal Derby Hospital
    • I have been impressed by their ability to step back from their work and consider how they can improve and grow as a service.
      Clinical Psychologist
      Royal Derby Hospital
    • 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.
      Nurse
      Royal Derby Hospital
    • I felt that Whiffle Pig listened and was interested in what people were talking about and their ideas.
      Patient
      Kings Lodge Neurological Rehabilitation
    • Through their own personal experiences, Whiffle Pig has a deep understanding of how lives can be affected by brain injuries.
      Occupational Therapist
      Neurological Rehabilitation Unit
    • It is very motivating and we observe significant benefits in terms of behavioural activation, cognitive engagement, functional movement and communicative success.
      Highly Specialised Speech & Language Specialist
      Royal Derby Hospital
    • This is tiring, but it's exciting being out because it's better than being sat on the ward bored to bloody death!
      Patient
      Stroke Unit