Dr Helen Mackinnon initially trained in medicine and worked at Sobell House Hospice in Oxford before moving into general practice where she had a special interest in palliative care. She then trained in music therapy, counselling and bereavement and was working as a music therapist at St Michael’s Hospice in Hereford when she first met Elizabeth (Liz) Upham. Helen now works for the child bereavement charity Winston’s Wish as a senior practitioner in the Family Services Team and is the Clinical Services Development Leader. Helen is a member of the Palliative Care Bereavement Network and has a special interest in using music therapy techniques with bereaved children and young people. Elizabeth (Liz) Upham worked for 40 years as an occupational therapist and was a founder member of the Motor Neurone Disease Association. For the last 20 years of her working life she took a special interest in caring for people living with motor neurone disease in the community and worked as a counsellor for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Email: Dr Helen Mackinnon at Helenmack@aol.com
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